Early 14th Century Inticate Bronze/Gilt Buckle and Plate
This is the scarcer type of buckle with a metal roller fitted on the outside of the loop. This system would have allowed easier and tighter fastening of the belt. The loop is quite ornate and leads to a plate, which has a circular terminal. The plate is adorned with three dome-shaped rivets, which serve to secure the loop to the back plate.
The whole piece was gilded and still retains about 40% of its gold gilt colouration. The buckle is missing its metal tongue, which was probably lost in antiquity.
The buckle and plate measures 4cm in length and 1.7cm at its widest point.