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Armor was made flexible by leather straps on the back which held the various plates together. Components, such as arms and tassets were connected with external straps as the armor was assembled on the man. Over the years, armor in storage lost parts as the leather deteriorated. We've have been in arsenals where piles of fingers, ear flaps etc. are simply gathered off the floor with no effort to restore them. Items 818-839 are 16th century armor buckles from south German arsenals. Each is bronze and originally would have been silver or gold plated. Well include information on similar buckles in use on armor with each along with certificate of authenticity. Larger example at 1 1/2". Broad section and sinuous rococo from. Dark patina with little surface encrustation. Remnants of the iron cross bar intact. Probably a shoulder strap buckle. oct07-823

Stock Number: 07-823

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