Late Roman chip carved belt set " marine animal "
These beautifully handmade fittings of a late roman belt have
elaborate decorations in chip carved
ornamentation with animal friezes on
the sides. The animals are interpreted as sea lions, which is
by the fish tails of the mythical creatures. The set consists of a
buckle, a pentagonal
counter-fitting, an astragalus tube, a round
decorative fitting and an additional strap end. The fully
reconstruction is based freely on an original find from Enns / Austria,
the ancient city and
fort Lauriacum. The three-part set was found in
1964 in a gravel pit near the military camp.
It is dated to the late 4th
The length of the fitting is around 11.5 cm, the width around 7.2
It is attached to the belt leather in an authentic manner with
rivets included in the delivery.