Medieval strap-end Rolin 1430-1500
Size: 38 x 40 mm
Source: portrait of Nicolas Rolin (1434)
This strap-end is based on the portrait of Nicolas Rolin attributed to Roger Van der Weyden. It was probably painted in 1434. We tried to make it as close to the original.
The strap end has the shape of a crescent with the raw of dots in the center. In the center, there is a ring/ It can be used for the chain. With the help of that chain, it is possible to fasten the belt. As we can see on the Portrait of Rolin. As we know Nicolas Rolin was chancellor of the Burgundy Dukes for forty years.
So such type of fastening of the belt could be very fashionable during the 15th century.