The plate is decorated with a design of looped tendrils enclosing
bunches of palmettes. The leaves are edged with hatching, while
the veins are marked by an engraved line, finished off and flanked
by small circles. The ribbon border is engraved with hatched bands
combined with dot-terminalled lines and a palmette bunch in the
centre on top and at the base. The suspension and closing straps
were fixed to the plate at the two ends of the symmetrical axis
of the plate, where the backplate is detached from the frontplate
along a 2.8 cm long section. The strap was fixed between the two
plates by two pairs of silver rivets. Closest analogies to this
tarsoly cover plate are the one of Kiskunfélegyháza
The traces of heavy wear and signs of repair indicate that the
tarsoly plate had undergone considerable use. Its bearer must
have been a high-ranking man in the princely retinue.
Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum, Budapest - 8/1895.74.
Hampel 1900, 702; 1905, 596-598; Fettich 1937, 73-74.