Ottoman Army belt buckle

Ottoman Army rectangular brass belt buckle with attached white metal circular badge. This white metal badge features, in relief on a pebbled background, a crescent moon, the upward facing horns of which enclose a five pointed star. The entire buckle has been highly polished. The crescent would have originally contained the arabic script for 'Asakr-i Shahaneh' meaning 'Imperial Army', but parts of this script have been erased by polishing. On the underside of the buckle is a rotating brass rod with two small metal prongs which would have attached to holes in the leather belt. There is also a square brass loop attached to the back of the buckle to accommodate the belt clip, which is still attached, but removable.

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