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Author Topic: Big Buckle, Byzantine or not?  (Read 126 times)

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Offline Mayadigger

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Big Buckle, Byzantine or not?
« on: January 20, 2022, 04:57:36 pm »
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Re: Big Buckle, Byzantine or not?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 05:23:48 pm »
I don't think so.  I think it is almost certainly well after the fall of Constantinople (1453).

The solid construction and ornate decoration look like 18th-19th century to me.  Whether Ottoman, local Slavic, Ottoman-inspired Slavic, etc. I don't know.

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Re: Big Buckle, Byzantine or not?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 06:21:45 pm »
Could that be some sort of inscription above and to the sides of the openings?

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Re: Big Buckle, Byzantine or not?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 07:14:17 pm »
I think it is just a floral pattern.

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