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Sword belt
  • Sword belt
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1610
  • Leather, velvet, silver, silk and steel, chiselled
  • Length: 113 cm
    Weight: 0.19 kg
  • A1065
  • European Armoury III
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  • Belt for a rapier or sword, of leather, covered with crimson velvet and faced with a band of silver galloon of herring-bone pattern, the warp of silver wire, the weft of silk thread; it carries as mounts two double buckles of steel having rings for the frog (the latter missing); clasp of steel (with 'S' hook and eye) shaped as two cockle-shells; sliding buckle for adjustment; finial (or tag) and chape, both of steel chiselled as cockles like the clasp.

    French(?), about 1610.