Museo dei Brettii – Sala I – Showcase 2

Bronze belt hook in the form of a cicada. The arch is decorated with an arrowhead along the sides; two engraved lines are parallel to the base of the triangle. The junction plate has the form of a palmette composed of nineteen leaves, spaced by a pair of spirals. The details are punched or engraved. Five small nails clinched on the lamina. Horizontal strip present at the hook end with a six-circled palmette. Fifteen contiguous fragments of flat bronze lamina, probably belonging to a belt. The hook can be classified as Suano, Type 1b. This object is part of the equipment of Italic warriors, especially popular among the Bruttians.

fig. 42 Il gancio da cinturone da loc. Serra