Baldric Belt

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Baldric Belt (3rd C. Belteus Zugmantel, Germany)
SKU: AH6728
UPC: 680596072492
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MSRP: -----



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Product Name: Baldric Belt (3rd C. Belteus Zugmantel, Germany)
SKU: AH6728
UPC: 680596072492


Features

  • 3rd century baldric belt
  • quality tan leather
  • round brass ornamentation and ornate brass hook closure

Description

During ancient Roman times the balteus (plural baltei) was a type of baldric commonly used to suspend a sword. It was a belt generally worn over the shoulder, passing obliquely down to the side, typically made of leather, often ornamented with precious stones, metals or both.[3] There was also a similar belt worn by the Romans, particularly by soldiers, called a cintus (pl. cinti) that fastened around the waist. The word accintus meaning a soldier (literally, "girt" as for battle) attests to this differing usage.

This 3rd century baldric belt/balteus is crafted of quality tan leather and features round brass ornamentation and ornate brass hook closure.

Historic period

3rd century

Inspiration

A cavalryman wearing a mail shirt with a baldric over his right shoulder 220px-AdamclisiMetope.jpg

Drawings from Roman Military Equipment by Bishop & Coulston, Edition 2, 2006 © M.C. Bishop cingulum-1st-mcb.gif