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Belt mounts

Unknown0650/0675

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

A rich grave was discovered in a burial field near Geldrop in 1996. It must have contained the remains of a man who died around the mid-7th century. Aside from items including a horseman’s spurs, the grave also contains a large number of rusty lumps of metal. X-ray analysis of these lumps reveals that they contain 24 belt mounts with a buckle and tongue, all inlaid with brass, silver and semi-precious stones.

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  • Title: Belt mounts
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 0650/0675
  • Location: Geldrop, Nederland
  • Datering: 650-675
  • Afmetingen: divers
  • Type: belt mounts
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: metal ; iron

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