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Belt hook

An Eastern-Han golden belt hook, hammered and chiseled with designs of mythical animals and birds

The belt hook is a device for fastening that predates the belt buckle.[1][2]

The earliest archaeological evidence of belt hooks date to the 7th century BC, in East Asia.[1] Belt hooks were made with bronze, iron, gold, and jade.[1] Texts from Warring States period China claim that the belt hook originates from Central Asian nomads, although belt hooks have been found in China predating the Warring States.[2] Belt hooks have also been found in Celtic archaeological sites.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Barbara Ann Kipfer (30 April 2000). Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology. Springer. p. 64.  
  2. ^ a b Donald B. Wagner (1993). Iron and Steel in Ancient China. BRILL. p. 169.  
  3. ^ D. W. Harding (18 June 2007). ARCHAEOLOGY OF CELTIC ART. Psychology Press. p. 124.  
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