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6.03 x 4.41 cm, 82.4 grams
This buckle is attached to a fragment of a belt. Gold granules form recurring triangular patterns on the buckle. It has three circular hoops at the end denoting a hook and eye locking mechanism.
Dated 10th to 13th century, this was a part of the cache called the “Surigao Treasure” accidentally found by a mine worker in Surigao City, Mindanao in 1981.
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