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Auction Closes At: 14:28:01 03/08/2024
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 489. Visigothic Lyre-shaped Copper Buckle
Estimate: $1,000-$1,500
Current High Bid: $576.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $576.00

Category: Antiquities
Sub Category: Later Period Antiquities
Culture or Country: Hispano.
Period: Ca. 7th century A.D.
Size: 3L. x 1-1/2W.

Description: This buckle's configuration evokes the designation "lyre shaped." Aside from the tongue, the borders of the lyre design are in the highest relief, and portions of them are chased with diagonal striations. The smooth inner edges of the borders slope down to the depressed areas, which are filled with deeply engraved lines and punched circles that represent highly abstracted avian designs. The loop is chased with hatching and the end of the tongue with cross-hatching. The recessed reverse of the plate is fitted with five cast lugs for attachment to a now-lost belt. Excellent deep green surface patina. Intact, exc. cond. A nice example.
Provenance: Ex. S. Benzaquen Family Collection, Gibraltar, since the 1960s. Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s. Private Collection, Connecticut. Published: Treasures of the Dark Ages in Europe, (Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1991), p. 109, no. 183.
Shipping Fee:
National: $50.00
International: $100.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Visigothic Lyre-shaped Copper Buckle

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. baal $576.00 1 3/8/2024 12:06:39 PM
2. pdoher $550.00 1 3/7/2024 11:13:45 PM
3. longcat $500.00 1 3/7/2024 9:29:11 AM
4. pdoher $400.00 1 3/6/2024 4:58:20 PM

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