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S type buckles

Popular during the 16thC the snake buckle first appeared in portraits c 1575. This fastener formed part of a sword belt fitting and fell from fashion by the 17thC. At the end of the 18thC there was a revival in its use in the military and still continues today

 

Medieval S buckle

Medieval lead snake/dragon mount

19th/20th C snake buckle

 

16th/17th C snake buckle