Date : XVIth century | Medium : wrought iron inlaid with silver
This clasp, which once adorned a leather moneybag that has since disappeared, features three lion’s heads which served to open the purse’s three compartments. It is also inlaid with silver threads forming a series of wavelets alternating with a pattern of dots and dashes. The Nuremberg Hallmark and the initials HK feature on either side of the central lion’s head. The clasp is topped by a ring, while the loops on the back enabled the purse to be firmly attached to the belt.