Belt chape

Bronze belt chape

Christy Cunniffe

Belt chape
Christy Cunniffe

This circular bronze belt chape was a discovered by the writer in Kilcooley graveyard near Loughrea. It was recovered from the surface of a grave within the ruins of the medieval parish church.  A small bronze tab joined the chape to the leather belt. The chape is decorated on one face by a series of bands. This artefact was deposited by the writer in the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin.

This page was added on 21/09/2016.

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