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Belt buckle

350/450

British Museum

British Museum

This large bronze buckle was probably from the belt of an officer or official of the Roman army. The stylized animals are sea creatures: a pair of sea-horses flanked by dolphins.

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Details

  • Title: Belt buckle
  • Date Created: 350/450
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 100.00mm
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Subject: mammal; fish
  • Registration number: 1962,1106.1
  • Place: Excavated/Findspot Catterick Roman Fort
  • Period/culture: Romano-British
  • Material: copper alloy
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Purchased through Sotheby's. Purchased from Hildyard, C J W
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