Archaeological Collection

Double-cross belt plate

Double-cross belt plate
Item name:Double-cross belt plate
Dating:9th century BC
Dimensions:l. 6,8 cm
Findspot:Ostrožnik, Mokronog
Inv. No.:P 2651
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Bronze double-cross belt plate from Ostrožnik in Mokronog (bottom) and a reconstruction of a leather belt with such a plate. At the end of the Bronze Age, such double-cross plates were not only functional pieces, but also markers of the high status of the deceased. Belt plates were usually associated with male dress in the Urnfield culture. In the Ljubljana Urnfield culture group, however, they were also frequent in the graves of women.

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 268, pp. 217, 250.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition