Sporran clasp

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Postcard of Sporran clasp.
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Sporran clasp

This brass sporran clasp dates from the late 17th or early 18th century.

The semicircular sporran clasp is engraved with a band of decoration. It has a 'puzzle catch' - a complicated opening mechanism to foil thieves.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-454-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NE 34
Date: Late 17th - early 18th century
Late 17th or early 18th century
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 116 mm H x 177 mm W x 32 mm D
What: Clasp, sporran
Subject: Sporrans and sporran-tops (NMAS Classification)
Description: Semicircular sporran clasp of brass with a puzzle catch, late 17th or early 18th century
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