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BZ.1950.36, Belt Buckle

BZ.1950.36, Belt Buckle

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Early Byzantine, sixth century

Gold, 1.0 cm x 5.9 cm x 2.2 cm (3/8 in. x 2 5/16 in. x 7/8 in.)

Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired this belt buckle from the Beirut dealer Elias (Elie) Bustros through Royall Tyler on August 1 and September 14, 1949; the Blisses gave the belt buckle to Dumbarton Oaks in August 1950.