The upper borderline is slightly wider than the ones at the sides,
differently ornamented as well. It is decorated with a series
of lunates. The side border is grooved with parallel lines, forming
a line of quadrates. The plate has a foliate design with a central
palmette from which sprout side-shoots that curl back to the main
stem. The profusion of palmettes fills the entire surface, creating
the impression of a single plant (The Tree of Life). The scrolling
tendrils spring from the lowermost palmette bunch whose leaves
run parallel to the border and curl back to join the main stem.
Closest parallels to this plate are those of Tarcal
and Túrkeve. The small buckle,
with a copper tongue and an oval cast silver ring were probably
the part of the tarsoly’s closing unit. The copper tongue
most likely is a later addition. There are two small rivets on
the reverse by means of which it was attached to the belt.
Traces of wear and repair can be observed on its surface.
Museum experts completed the plate during conservation.
Katona József Múzeum, Kecskemét - 73.1.53,52.
H. Tóth 1974, 122-125.