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WHA_376JN

The great gold buckle. Almost a pound of gold was used to make this buckle. The plate is a hollow box. The back opens up and can be locked with the help of three movable sliders similar mechanisms are known from Frankish and Burundian contexts on the Continent. There, it appears Christian relics were kept inside the buckles.

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The great gold buckle. Almost a pound of gold was used to make this buckle. The plate is a hollow box. The back opens up and can be locked with the help of three movable sliders similar mechanisms are known from Frankish and Burundian contexts on the Continent. There, it appears Christian relics were kept inside the buckles.