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Byzantine Gold Belt Buckle with Jewelled Cross

Byzantine Gold Belt Buckle with Jewelled Cross

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Size: 25 grams, 53mm.

Materials: Gold

Date: Byzantine, 5th to 8th Century AD

Provenance: Acquired from a British Collector, originally procured in the 1970s. 

A Byzantine gold belt buckle with a jeweled cross refers to a decorative belt accessory that was used during the Byzantine Empire, typically made of gold and featuring a cross adorned

The belt buckle is made of gold, which was a precious metal commonly used in Byzantine jewelry and accessories.
The belt buckle features a cross as its central motif. The cross is a significant symbol in Byzantine culture and religion, representing Christianity. The cross on the buckle may be depicted in various styles, such as the Greek cross or the Latin cross, and it may have decorative elements like intricate filigree work settings.

The belt buckle can come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the specific design and the era in which it was created. It typically has a rectangular or square shape, but there can be variations in the overall form.

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