Fragmentary iron buckle. missing the loop. made from rectangular section of iron rod. The square section toungue was simply bent round the rod + overlapped. The strap would have been at least 55mm wide, with 5mm holes for tongue. This is very wide for a belt so this was probably a harness strap, perhaps for the girth. Bishop illustrates military girth buckles; they are the same size as this example but are cast with a sepparate iron spindle on which the tongue was fitted. (Bishop 1988. fig 36)
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