Irish enamelled buckle and plate

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Object type: Buckle
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 04/07/2023
Location: North Kesteven, Lincolnshire


The buckle is decorated with a pair of beasts with lentoid shaped eyes. This decoration stylistically parallels similar open-jawed beasts depicted on Irish metalwork of the 7th – 8th century. It is a Find of Note of Regional Importance.