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Masonic Shriner Belt Buckle, "BEKTASH"
1940 (possibly)-2020
Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Gold, metal, enamel
2-1/2"h x 3-1/2"w x 3/4"d
Gift of Edward N. Lewis

Masonic Shriner Belt Buckle, "BEKTASH". Cast gold (likely) belt buckle has overall horseshoe shape, with circular black disk within it that bears gold design of Shrine symbol (scimitar with double tiger claw, sphinx head, and star) and text, "BEKTASH" within the scimitar. Beaded gold edge around disk; rivets along upper and lower side of buckle have three raised nodules within, and there is a gold crossbar connecting the arms of the horseshoe. On reverse, two grommets attach disk with emblem to crossbar near inside curve of horshoe; silver-colored metal tab inside curve, for hooking to belt.

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