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Hilt of hanger (sword)
Hanger, the hilt of the hanger consists of a symmetrical iron guard, which is made, in the form of a twin scallop shell, with the shell on the obverse being larger than the shell on the reverse. The type of hilt used in this hanger seems to have been fairly common for Naval weapons in Western Europe in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Although the scallop shell has maritime connotations it was widely used elsewhere particularly in hunting weapons.
- Image reference: E1507
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London