Its upper edge is straight, the lower sides are curved, its lower
edge is round. The edge of the backplate is fragmentary and heavily
damaged. This plate is one of the most puritanical one. The double
spiral pattern of the heart-shaped upper part and the semi-circular
ornamentation on its lower part are similar to a human face. Two
drop-shaped on top and along the two sides break the curve of
the edge. They could have been decorating the suspender strap
of the tarsoly. Similar to this rare, Conquest age human depiction
mounts are those of Tuzsér and
Karos. On the basis of the well-known
tarsoly “reconstruction research” the strap end certainly
belonged to the locking unit of the tarsoly. Its closest parallel
was found in the Bodrogszerdahely
burial. The small cast silver buckle together with the small strap
end were certainly part of the closing device of the tarsoly.
The ring is oval, worn, and deformed. The buckle plate is pentagonal
with a small rectangular opening for the missing tongue. There
are two rivets on the backside. This type of the buckle is very
often found in Magyar Conquest age graves.
Katona József Múzeum, Kecskemét - tarsoly
cover plate: 76.2.11.; mount: 76.21.10.; little strap end: 76.2.8.;
H. Tóth 1976, 177.; 179.