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Help identifying bronze bucle

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Jose G:
Hi Everyone.
I would be gratefull if anyone could give me the opinion of this bucle.

A civil or military one?

It is from a Roman place..
Thanks in advance

Regards,

Joseph

otlichnik:
Rectangular buckles were fairly rare in the Roman era.  In central Europe they are generally descended from German proto-types (used by the Wielbark and Przeworsk cultures).  

So if Roman it is likely a regional variant.

The large loop on the end looks like what you find on a harness strap end to attach to a harness junction ring.

My guess is therefore that it is a horse harness buckle used to tighten a girth strap.

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Jose G:
Thanks a lot   otlichnik for your interesting report.

Regards

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