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Germanic Buckle

Title: Germanic Buckle
Site: Belgrade Fortress
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Early Middle Ages
Closer Dating: Last decade of the 5th century
Material: Bronze, silver, gild, almandine
Dimensions: L 10,7; W 6,9; H 1,9 cm
Production Technique: Notched molding, insertion
Bibliography: Bisеniја Pеtrоvić i dr., Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, ur. Sеfеrоvić Nаdа, Bеоgrаd: Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, 2003.

Description

Bronze belt buckle decorated with almandine, discovered in a necropolis dated from migration of people. Jewelry most probably belonged to a member of the Germanic tribes, more specifically Ostogoths who, according to historic data, remained in area of Roman Singidunum for shorter of longer period of time.