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Discovering Ancient Oman

Bronze buckles

Bronze buckles from Salut (IMTO archive)

Muscat, Office of the Adviser to HM the Sultan for Cultural Affairs
Copper/Bronze; L 4.7, W 4.3, Th 0.4;
Copper/Bronze; L 4.8, W 4.6, Th 0.7
Islamic Period: 1000-1200
Among the Medieval objects discovered at the site these two bronze buckles represent a nice example of metalworking. They were part of belts and attachments, representing, so far, an aspect of the daily life. Circular in shape and very heavy, they were possibly cast. (AP)