Pair Of Antique German 17th Century Thirty Years' War Cuirassier’s Stirrups
A pair of antique northern German, 1st half of the 17th century Thirty Years' War period military armored stirrups for heavy cavalry (Cuirassiers). Each formed from a hand-forged blackened iron plate, reinforced at the front and the sides and the bottom of the wooden step plates with iron straps mounted in a heavy iron band with a suspension -loop, the interior is fitted with leather lining. Such armored stirrups supported and gave the horsemen stability in amour and well protected the feet in battle.
References: For related stirrups please see Hermann Historica November 8, 2013. Lot 3482: Ein Paar gepanzerte Steigbügel für Kürassiere, norddeutsch, 1. Hälfte 17. Jhdt. PRICE. EUR 1000.
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The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: showing age and usage, slightly pitted, some dents. Wood step plates and the leather lining are well preserved. Some iron rivets at the base are missing; however, in good condition for antique iron combat stirrups, over 350 years old.
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Overall length: 29.5 cm (11.61 inches)
Height: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
Width: 15 cm (5.91 inches)
Weight: 2.217 kg (4.89 pounds)