A Frankish copper-alloy buckle found near Roxby cum Risby, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Frankish Trefoil Buckle (NLM-60D592)
A Frankish copper-alloy buckle found near Roxby-cum-Risby, Lincolnshire
This cast copper-alloy buckle plate is trefoil in form and has traces of gilding which appear on the display side. The use of tripled domed rivets is similar to Frankish buckle styles introduced from the seventh century, while the use of gilding may relate this to eighth-century styles. It is possible that it made its way to England prior to Viking incursions but it is equally likely that the Vikings brought this buckle with them as plunder after raiding in Frankia.