Sword belt fitting

Photo: Derby Museum Trust CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Sword Belt Fitting
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 23/04/2021
Location: Harborough, Leicestershire


These sword belt fittings were used in the 16th and 17th centuries and their design and decoration was relatively standardised.

This other find on PAS BERK-D0AB56 shows how the belt fitting would have plates suspended from the loops. These plates would be attached to the scabbard.