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Belt: M.8-1980

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Silver and niello. The belt is composed of conjoined button shapes, each with four lugs through which are passed oval links. Each of the button shapes is decorated with irregular scrolls on a niello ground. The shaped, slightly domed clasp is held together by a dagger which passes through a hasp. The clasp is decorated with stylized scrolling foliage in niello on a silver ground. The vertical axis of the clasp is inscribed K K .


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by J.R.V. Smyth Esq.

Measurements and weight

Length: 64.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1980-06-02) by Smyth, J. R. V.


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Circa 1896 - 1908


Russian, perhaps Caucasian

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Type: Assay mark

Inscription present: in rectangular punch

  • Text: ЯC
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-1980
Primary reference Number: 166983
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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