retour The manorial residence
of Rubercy (Calvados)

Buckle plate

second half of the 12th century

This rectangular buckle plate in cuprous alloy culminates in two lateral excrescences representing equine heads. The openwork decoration obtained by cutting into the sheet is presented in two unequal parts one of which is visibly more worn. Two fixing holes can be observed on the middle bar; two others on the equine heads represent eyes.

Dimension of the object
L. 83 mm ; l. 37 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 1 051,  Dépôt DRAC de Basse Normandie