Golden belt

July 19, 1960; archaeologist A.A. IessenVI-VII century first half

National History Museum of Azerbaijan

National History Museum of Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan

The jewelry set made of gold brings full idea about the design of men`s clothing in the V-VI centuries of our era. Similar decorative items - clip belts - spread from Altai to Europe during the period so-called “Great Migration” in the history, after the Great Hun Empire was destroyed. The belt is a rare example of the jewelry art of the nomadic culture. The gold belt consists of ten pieces of oblong, ten pieces of small-size oval-shape panels, four flower-shape panels, one crumpled panel and a hook. The panels were decorated with dotted geometric and botanical ornaments. The rear parts are threaded.


  • Title: Golden belt
  • Creator: July 19, 1960; archaeologist A.A. Iessen
  • Date Created: VI-VII century first half
  • Location: Azerbaijan, Agjabadi district, Salmanbayli Village, Uchtepe, kurgan.
  • Physical Dimensions: In total 25 units. Width - 1.2 cm, length of two oblong plates - 5.2 cm, length of eight ones - 3.5 cm, width - 1.1 cm; length of flower-structure plates-2.7 cm, width - 1.2 cm; ten oval plaques - 0.9 x 1.1 cm; hook-2 x 1.2 cm, total weight-1,910 gram.
  • Medium: Forging, Jewelry

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