Gold Buckle with Beasts Fighting Scene

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Carole Raddato
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published on 07 December 2023
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Gold buckle with garnet, amber, and turquoise featuring a scene of beast fighting. This gold buckle is one of the most important pieces of the Gonio Treasure, dated to the 1st-2nd century CE. Its style approaches that of animal depictions by the Sarmatians (a Scythian people living to the north and east of the Black Sea).

Photo taken in December 2023 at the Georgia - A Story of Encounters exhibition at the Art & History Museum in Brussels. On loan from the Batumi Archaeological Museum, Georgia.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2023, December 07). Gold Buckle with Beasts Fighting Scene. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18225/gold-buckle-with-beasts-fighting-scene/

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Raddato, Carole. "Gold Buckle with Beasts Fighting Scene." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 07, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18225/gold-buckle-with-beasts-fighting-scene/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Gold Buckle with Beasts Fighting Scene." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Dec 2023. Web. 17 Apr 2024.

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