Belt Mount

Anglo-Saxon belt mount

An incomplete gilded silver Anglo-Saxon belt mount dating from the 6th-7th century.

It has been restored from two pieces found by metal detector at Martin, Hampshire in 2017.

The back is filled with a white concretion which has traces of a red colour throughout. The front of the mount is decorated with four triangular cells inlaid with coloured glass or gemstone, the corner pieces being dark orange-yellow in colour and the central pair being greenish-yellow and pale yellow. A gold waffle foil can be seen behind each of the settings.