An Antique from the Dark Ages

When buying antiquities, many people think of acquiring large objects that they can put on display, such as pottery and sculptures. Other smaller types of antiquities, however, are very interesting, both as investments and as treasures to pass on to future generations.

This beautiful bronze belt buckle, for example, that is for sale at Phoenix Ancient Art, is a great representation of Visigothic Art. The many engraved animal motifs are typical of the art of the migration period, ca. 300-600AD. The lyre-shaped of the belt buckles, however, was a form made originally by Byzantine artisans and adapted by the Germanic tribes.

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