Medieval buckle

This is another find that came in from Oliver Jackson. This one is a medieval buckle of a type that is usually dated to circa 1250-1400.

As is usually the case, the fastened pin is missing. What remains has a fairly simplistic crowned head at the top. However, the eye lashes on the head appear to be inlaid with silver, which means it would have cost more than a ‘standard’ version of this buckle.

Valuation

There is slight corrosion in places but overall the condition is above average for this type of buckle. It’s not a rare type and buckles aren’t widely collected. However, as it appears to have some silver inlay still intact it should be worth £20 – £30.

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