[Ansteorra] Ring belts vs buckles
Jean Paul de Sens
jeanpauldesens at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 07:20:45 PST 2007
Isobel, I'm afraid I agree with Lorraine. A belt on a model is not really
verification that the ring of metal *was* a belt buckle. Since when they
recovered it, unless it had been in a bog, it was probably just a ring of
it could have been used like this one :
as an extension.
Finding a ring of metal, slapping some leather on it and calling it a belt
is not very good proof.
On Nov 13, 2007 8:44 AM, Isobel de Kirkbryde <kirkbryde at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Were they truely "ring" belts...
> or had they just lost their tang?
> L DeerSlayer
> They were truly ring belts. They were NOT buckles that had lost their
> tang. Not at all. We saw one that we could walk right up to, touch and
> observe quite closely. It was indeed a ring belt with the knot to hold the
> belt in place. It was on a woman's Viking dress which also had beautiful
> wool trim and wonderful broaches. As I said before, thought, the belt was
> very narrow compared to what I usually see in the SCA.
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