I Kuleff M Junk L Vagalinski


Eagle-head buckles (Adlerkopfschnallen) are among the artefacts from the final stage of the Migration Period. Different types of eagle-head buckles were worn during the 5th–7th centuries AD, mainly by east germanic tribes. The elemental composition of eight buckles has been determined using ED-XRF. The results show that buckles were produced from brass (with 12–25% zinc). Two of the analysed objects are characterized by extremely high silver contents (10–15%). Some aspects of the production technology are elucidated on the basis of results of metallographic investigations.


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Archaeometric investigations of eagle-head buckles from Bulgaria. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 36(2), 77-83. https://hmsjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/264