- Jan 2, 2022
- Detector(s) used
- Teknetics T2 and XP Deus 2
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
Here's some better pictures of the one I recovered in Illinois from a old home site.It’s a zoomorphic hook often identified as a sword hanger. Probably dates early 1800s, c. 1810-30s judging from the sites I’ve dug my two in, and the form of it is a serpent when viewed from the side
I tend to agree. These exhibit more wear in the top of the hole, and of course there’s the stretching of the brass loop in the example I dug, which would seem to indicate weight was hung or suspended from these items. Would the brass loop have gone around a belt?I think its missing it's safety band that snapped off & covered the hook area to stop the item you clipped (hung) off it coming lose.
I would think it's a late 18th-early 19th C Sword Belt Hanger. (or similar)
Well thats the bit that bothers me. Normally the earlier ones I'm more familiar with had holes to rivet them to the leather.Would the brass loop have gone around a belt?
That’s the bit that bothered me too. Was exactly why I askedWell thats the bit that bothers me. Normally the earlier ones I'm more familiar with had holes to rivet them to the leather.
There are 2 ways these can work - Normally more than 1 hook - The loop goes on the scabbard & the hook hooks on to a belt loop or the other way around.
Just not seen that type of loop attachment before.