A copper-alloy Borre-style buckle found near Earl Shilton, Leicestershire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Copper Alloy Buckle (LEIC-917DEC)
A copper-alloy Borre-style buckle found near Earl Shilton, Leicestershire
This buckle consists of an oval loop with a circular cross section and has an elongated triangular pin rest in the form of an animal head. The animal head has a pointed snout, rounded head with rounded upwards pointing ears which merge into the buckle loop. At the opposite side there are two short sub-rectangular cross-sectioned shafts which would have housed an iron pin that held the buckle pin and possibly an articulated plate.