This gold belt buckle is one of the most exquisite artifacts associated with the Lelang Commandery, established in 108 BCE. The buckle features a design of seven dragons—one large dragon and six smaller ones—made by meticulously soldering gold thread and hundreds of gold granules onto a thin gold plate, and then attaching precious turquoise stones. The faces, legs, and claws of the dragons are expressed in great detail. Originally, there were forty-one turquoise pieces attached to the buckle, but only seven pieces now remain. This artifact was discovered in Seokam-ri Tomb 9 in Pyeongyang, and a similar example was found at Dalgoseong Fortress in China.
Seogamni Gold Buckle of Pyeongyang