Dress and Personal Accessories; Buckle; Belt

T9 MDB282


A copper alloy military belt buckle. The belt buckle has a broad, semi-circular hoop, which flattens to meet a transverse bar at the base, with two inturned scrolls. The buckle dates from AD 43 - mid-60s. Found on the shore at Meols. This type of buckle was developed in military workshops in Upper Germany and is found on Claudian sites in Britain. Some exampes remain in use during the Flavian period on northern sites including at Chester, Holt and Manchester. Meols catalogue number 100 (Griffiths, D; Philpott, R; Egan, G, 2007).