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Belt buckle without pin

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Kilian O:
This buckle is confusing me a little. It has some characteristics of being a 1st century buckle but it looks very poorly made,perhaps camp made or provincial. It seems too big to be for a pugio belt. Is this perhaps a late roman example? The iron hinge howevers makes me think early.  ???

SC:
It is a variation of the Saalburg-type of D-frame buckle.

They are quite early - Tiberian to Hadrianic (so, 30s-130s).

They were used for either belt, not just pugio.



SC

Kilian O:
Awesome! +++ +++ +++

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