Knights Templar Sword Belt

Knights Templar Sword Belt

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Leather sword belt with black and white grain ribbon. Three metal fasteners and a hook, as welll as silver metal buckle in rectangular shape with a cross infilled with clear red enamel. The inscription above the cross reads "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES." This piece of regalia was used by William Gerard Dixon, a member of Tancred Commandery No. 50 in Belleville, Illinois. The Knights Templar is a fraternal organization related to Freemasonry (called an "appendant body").
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Object Name
Date made
prior to 1930
Dixon, William Gerard
place made
United States
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
overall: 38 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 97.155 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mrs. Alan J. Dixon
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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