Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Belt for sword, 19th c.
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Decorations: Pre 1900: item # 966474
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Antique 19th century Turkish Ottoman Balkan silver belt for a Yatagan
sword. Details: This exceptional example of an Ottoman belt is made
from 62 individual elements (including the buckle) and is made of
solid coin silver. Each element was cast in a rigid mould, hammered,
and decorated in the characteristic Balkan knobbed design and adorned
in nielloe. The large clasp in the form of a shield is decorated
en-suite with a knobbed design of foliate. A similar knobbed style of
silver decoration can be seen on Ottoman Balkan Yattagan swords, Gun
pouches, daggers and flintlock pistols.
This type of metal belt was one of the characteristic attributes of Ottoman Balkan nobilities and of the high rank military class during the period of the 18th-19th century.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length:
87.8 cm (34 1/2 in). Height of the clasp: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in). Width of
the belt: 4 cm. Weight:670 grams (23.6335 ounces).
Please note that the other items which are on the picture (Pistol and The Yatagan sword) are being shown as props and are not included in this sale with the Belt.
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