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ROMAN BUCKLE

Incomplete cast copper-alloy late Roman buckle, with integral triangular plate. The frame is kidney- or heart-shaped in plan, in that it is D-shaped but with a concave front edge. It is domed in cross-section. The frame is joined to the plate by a bar, which is flat in cross-section and which extends slightly to either side of the frame and plate. Behind the bar the plate begins with a circular p…