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Group of Five Chain Mail Fasteners
India, probably Rajasthan
diameters (approx.): 2.7cm-4.5cm
Each of these fasteners, cast and chiselled from steel, has an intriguing spiral shape. From India, and most probably Rajasthan, they seem to have been used
to secure chain mail jackets closed, but perhaps also to attached items to chain mail.
A collection of these comprised lot 412 in Bonhams' 'Islamic & Indian Art' sale, London, April 19, 2007, and were identified as such.
Each is stable and without repairs but with varying degrees of old rust staining.
Provenance: private collection, London.
Inventory no.: 4207
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