Anzac Gallipoli Archaeology Database

Artefact Personal item
Feature ID:
784
Artefact No.:
753
Personal item
Survey Date:
16 September 2013
Snipers' Ridge
Period:
c.1915
Turkish
Deployed By:
Length (cm):
29
Width (cm):
19
Preservation:
Associated Feature:
Metal
Photographed:
Yes
Description:
Belt buckle. Bronze. Black oxidation. Some blue staining or colouring on one area. Has moulded writing: "PRIMA" (Latin alphabet). Repeating guilloche pattern evident on the central arm. Metal support inset 1.5cm into rectangular structure. Possibly British manufacture. Surface find on eroded surface below bushes and at top of ridge together with bullet cartridge cases A754 and A755. All collected. Measurements - Length 2: length of prongs.

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