Zoomorphic Closed Loop Dolphin Buckle, c. 4th-5th Cent
Copper alloy; 35mm/5.7gm
Two dolphins holding a globe in their jaws; green patina, missing pin
Ref/ A&L SL 4.46 var.
Seller's Note/ As the years progressed, the crests on such dolphin buckles began to diminish until they disappeared entirely. Our example is a "tweener"; the crests are still present but flush against the dolphins backs and still sharp enough to file your finger nails. :-) Rare in this condition!