Gold Buckle

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The buckle belongs to an ensemble of coins and valuable objects, the Mytilene Treasure, discovered accidentally in 1951 during digging work for the runway of the Lesbos airport at Kratigos. The Mytilene Treasure, one of the most valuable ensembles from the 7th century, comprises 17 silver vessels, 22 items of jewelry, 32 gold solidi of the emperors Phokas and Herakleios and a bronze seal. “Treasures"" are called the archaeological ensembles that come to light by chance and consisting of precious objects and coins. They are usually precious belongings that someone in antiquity concealed to rescue from possible looting.