[MR] History Blog: Rare Medieval Belt Loop From Poland

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 01:51:06 PDT 2024

Noble Friends,

Yesterday's History Blog entry discussed a late medieval belt loop
discovered by a metal detectorist in Poland.

The object  is a little over two inches tall, made of bronze, and depicts a
standing figure, possibly depicting a knight from what looks like a helm
with a prominent nasal piece. A single hole at his feet, and two holes
formed by his arms with hands on his hips would have allowed the figure to
hold keys or a small purse. A large flattened loop on the back was for
threading the figure onto a leather belt.

Only a handful of such objects are known, and most were found in Bavaria.
Indeed, craftsmen from the Bavarian city of Nuremberg were noted for their
bronze work in the late middle ages. This is only such figure discovered in

The delightful artifact can be viewed at
https://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/69734 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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