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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 have been in arsenals where piles of fingers, ear flaps etc. are simply gathered off the floor with no effort to restore them. This is a 16th century armor buckle from south German arsenal. It is bronze over 7/8” height and originally would have been silver or gold plated. Broad section and sinuous rococo from. Bright patina with little surface encrustation. The iron cross pin intact. Probably a shoulder strap buckle. Certificate of authenticity included.

Stock Number: B8451


Certificate of Authenticity

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Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


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