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EARLY MEDIEVAL BUCKLE

Copper-alloy buckle frame, oval or D-shaped, with a flat cross-section. The inner edge is oddly irregular, as if the buckle had been cut from a larger sheet of metal and the outer edge more easily formed than the inner. The pin bar is worn in two places, as if from the two hinge loops of a buckle plate, with the wear more marked in one place than in the other. The bar has traces of iron staining f…