Belt attachment

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from ruins of Kilspindie Castle, Aberlady, East Lothian

Postcard of Belt attachment.
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Belt attachment

This bronze belt attachment was found in the field containing the ruins of Kilspindie Castle in Aberlady in East Lothian. It dates from the 17th century and was probably one of the fittings used to carry a sword when dressed in civilian clothes.

The attachment has an oval mount and an S-shaped fastener.

Kilspindie or Kilspindley Castle was built in 1585, between the village of Aberlady and the shore.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-418-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1992.47
Date: 17th century
Material: Copper alloy
Dimensions: 57 mm L
What: Attachment, belt
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Aberlady (Kilspindie Castle)
Scotland, East Lothian, Aberlady (The Glebe)
Description: Copper alloy belt attachment, comprising an ovoid mount with S-shaped fastener, found in the field containing the ruins of Kilspindie Castle, Aberlady, East Lothian, 17th century
  • Groome, Francis. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland. London: William Mackenzie, around 1900, p 26. 
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