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" Figs. 310 and 311 represent buttons and clasps belonging to the Gaulish and Merovingian periods. [The girdles of the franks and Saxons, found in English tombs, were usually ornamented most profusely. Not only were the buckles (ßbula) of the richest workmanship,... "
Art work in gold and silver, by H.B. Wheatley and P.H. Delamotte - Page 32
by Henry Benjamin Wheatley - 1882
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A catalogue of Anglo-Saxon and other antiquities, discovered at Faversham ...

Charles Roach Smith, Victoria and Albert Museum - 1871 - 64 pages
...girdles of the Franks and Saxons of distinction were usually ornamented most profusely. Not only are the buckles often of the richest workmanship and conspicuous...are sometimes supplemented by enchased plates, or plales set with pastes and precious stones ; and many of the detached studs and smaller ornaments found...
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A catalogue of Anglo-Saxon and other antiquities, discovered at Faversham ...

Victoria and Albert Museum, Charles Roach Smith - 1873 - 66 pages
...girdles of the Franks and Saxons of distinction were usually ornamented most profusely. Not only are the buckles often of the richest workmanship and conspicuous...supplemented by enchased plates, or plates set with pastes and precious stones ; and many of the detached studs and smaller ornaments found in the graves...
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Gold and Silver Smiths' Work

John Hungerford Pollen - Gold smithing - 1879 - 188 pages
...crystal, a perforated silver-gilt spoon set with garnets, and other precious objects. Once more : " The girdles of the Franks and Saxons of distinction...enchased plates, or plates set with precious stones." Many pendants found in Saxon tombs of the sixth or even of the fifth century " are of elegant design...
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An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology: Explaining ...

John William Mollett - Archaeology - 1883 - 370 pages
...found in English tombs, were usually ornamented most profusely. Not only were the buckles (ßbula) of the richest workmanship, and conspicuous for size...enchased plates, or plates set with precious stones. (Roach Smith.}] (See Figs. 105 to 113.) Fictile Ware, Keremania, R. (Jingo, to mould). Any object made...
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