Knights Templar Sword Belt

Knights Templar Sword Belt

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Description
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").
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Belt
Date made
prior to 1930
user
Dixon, William Gerard
place made
United States
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 38 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 97.155 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1982.0442.02
accession number
1982.0442
catalog number
1982.0442.02
Credit Line
Mrs. Alan J. Dixon
subject
Freemasonry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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