Combining paganism and religion: belt with amulets
Belts combining pagan amulets with religious ones to, supposedly, improve their efficiency have a long tradition, both among royal princes and the popular classes. The most common amulets were equally used by both groups, but the materials used were very different, being much more expensive and luxurious for princes and nobility, even though the protection offered by the amulet comes from the symbolic representation of its shape, more than the material it is made of.
In the picture, a silk ribbon which attached to the waist on which hang a silken fish and acorn, a tin bell to scare off evil (demons) and some gospels in the shape of booklets with 14 pages of Latin text.
Photo, Munio Rodil Ares