Avar Treasure Belt Fittings, 700s Avar; Found in Vrap, eastern Albania Gold
Man's grave goods from Zamárdi, Hungary. Avar. Man's grave, late 6th to early 7th century. At his foot end the burial of a horse. 1. Belt buckle, main strap end and seven side strap ends ornamted with incised dental decor. 2. Rolled silver mounts of the cross guard of a sword and the matching sheath.
Gold ring, the hoop terminating at shoulders supporting the triple "pie-dish" bezel set with a sapphire between two garnets, all "encabochon". 13th /14th centuries.
Gold Slide for a Belt or Strap Date: 700s Culture: Avar Medium: Gold Dimensions: 1 5/16 × 3/4 × 3/8 in., 0.9 Troy Ounces (3.3 × 1.9 × 0.9 cm, 28g)
Yoruba culture Brass measuring spoon and brass standard weight for gold dust trade from Muntkidy blog
Viking belt strap end, Sterling silver
The rock carved tombs of Mada’in Saleh in Saudi Arabia (by Eric Lafforgue).