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Belt Buckle

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Description This belt buckle was found together with a bow fibula (Walters 57.665) and some glass beads in 1876 at Nagy-Várad, Hungary (Oradea, Romania). The square plate of the buckle is framed by carved scrolls bordering a dotted field inlaid with four leaf-shaped garnets radiating around a circular central setting of garnet and green paste.
Provenance [Found in Nagy-Várad (Grosswardein, Hungary, now Oradea, Romania), 1876]; A. Bolonyi, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Nagy-Várad Museum, Oradea (Romania), c. 1876, by gift; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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5th century (Early Medieval)
silver gilt, garnets, glass paste
Accession Number
VO.100 (57.661, 57.664)
Overall H: 2 1/4 x W: 4 1/16 x D: 7/8 in. (5.7 x 10.3 x 2.3 cm)
  • Romania, Oradea (Nagy-Várad) (Place of Discovery)


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