Armenian belt. Trabzon, Ottoman Empire, early 20th century
Sterling silver (about 90%), weaving, casting, stamping (the buckle end).
Belt width - 35mm
Length with buckle - 900mm
Size buckle - 50/30
Minimum waist girth - 640mm
Maximum girth - 830mm
Weight - 300g.
Has 5 sockets, each socket, the terminal and the plate which carries the buckle - Ottoman stamp Arabic letters.
On the buckle - the image of a hand holding a fish (usually these belts were made buckles with Imperial symbols, in this case it is an unconventional solution)
The time of manufacture of the belt - apparently the beginning of the 20th century, until 1915, the so-called "Ottoman modern".
In excellent condition, not counting lost suspension in the lower part of the buckle.
On the back of the buckle is scratched the name in Arabic letters - Isha Mekke (?) اشع مكى, maybe it's the name of the former owner of the belt. It can be assume that the belt is on sale for richest families in Palestine, Syria or the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.
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