Buckle plate fragment. Rectangular, with single rivet hole adjacent to cut out for pin.
Complex decoration in ‘Tortworth type’ style consists of central floral motif within scribed circle, flanked by opposed infilled triangles and bordered above and below by stamped lines of wave pattern (inner) and rings (outer). This type of buckle was in use between c. AD 350 and 450.
This particular style of buckle is thought to have been made in the West Country, probably near Cirencester. They have been linked with the Late Roman military, although it is possible that they were worn by the wider population.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire
Project type: Archaeological excavation
Site type: Rural settlement
Discovery context: Topsoil
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