retour The manorial residence
of Rubercy (Calvados)

Harness buckles

second half of the 12th century

Multiple lobe harness pendants in cuprous alloy, punctuated by eight small triangular excrescences arranged regularly around the edge. A single closed ring forms the hanging element. The inside represents an openwork cross the extremities of which culminate in a small circle. The upper face of the piece, which is gilded, is completely covered with a succession of ocelli arranged randomly.

Dimensions of the objects
D 87 1 049 : Diam. 39 mm
D 87 1 050 : Diam. 41 mm

- Lorren C, Le Château de Rubercy (Calvados) : étude de la demeure principale (c. 1150-1204)  - Archéologie médiévale, VII, 1977, p. 109-178
- Lorren C, La demeure seigneuriale de Rubercy (milieu du XIIe - début du XIIIe s.)  - Château Gaillard, VIII, colloque de Bad-Muenstereifel, 30 août-4 sept. 1976. Caen : 1977, p. 185-192
- Lorren C, The castle of Rubercy (Calvados) c.1150-1204  - British archaeological reports, International series 121, 1981, p. 103-125

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
D 87 1 049, D 87 1 050,  Dépôt DRAC de Basse Normandie