Charging Spanner

A charging spanner was used for spanning the lock on firearms with a wheellock firing mechanism.  The ornate design of this example suggests that it would have belonged to a wealthy nobleman.  There is a ring near the centre through which a ribbon could be passed so that it could be carried around the neck.
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Northern Italy
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L 150mm
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steel and counterfeit-damascened in gold
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East Ayrshire Council
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