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Bart Z




Location: Delft, The Netherlands
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Need help identifying fittings         Reply with quote

Hiya!

These '13th C. knight's fittings' (as the description in the image says) have been found on a building site in the centre of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Does anyone know what kind of fittings they are? I kinda like it and am thinking about reproducing it, but I have to know what they were used for first...

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Christopher Treichel




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2012 5:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

depends how big they are... could be belt mounts or a hat badge...
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Bart Z




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is what the archaeological report says:

'Insignia or fitting made of copper in the form of a
mounted knight. The item was found at one of the
earliest houses on the dam in Rotterdam.
Date: last quarter 13th-first quarter 14th C.
Greatest length: 3.2 cm (1.26 in.)
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The size suggests some sort of badge, but the absence of any identifiable heraldry speaks against it.
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Roberto Banfi




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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bart Z wrote:
This is what the archaeological report says:

'Insignia or fitting made of copper in the form of a
mounted knight. The item was found at one of the
earliest houses on the dam in Rotterdam.
Date: last quarter 13th-first quarter 14th C.
Greatest length: 3.2 cm (1.26 in.)


before reading this... I thought the design reminded me of Manesse Codex, so I guess it's perfectly fit for the period
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Bart Z




Location: Delft, The Netherlands
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roberto Banfi wrote:

before reading this... I thought the design reminded me of Manesse Codex, so I guess it's perfectly fit for the period



Yeah, it kind of resembles the knight on the left on page 197v of the Manesse... Well, with squinted eyes, but still...
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