A decorated copper-alloy belt plate of the late Roman period. Plates of this type were fitted to the ends of wide military belts, usually opposite buckles of the type illustrated by Chris Marshall, Buckles Through The Ages, as Type IVa.
The plate is rectangular and made from two separate pieces of metal: the main body, which Is rectangular and flat, and a rolled end piece, which is cylindrical with a narrow longitudinal gap left at the seam. One long edge of the main body is inserted fully into the gap of the end piece, and presumably the joint is soldered, although this is unclear from the images.
The front of the main body is decorated with a panel of five running spirals within a double-ridged rectangular border. It has four holes for attachment, located within the internal corners of the rectangular border. (A small piece of metal from one corner is now missing.) The front of the rolled end piece is decorated with circumferential ribbing. The back faces of both elements are plain.