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Old 7th June 2012, 01:44 AM   #8
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The two earliest pieces of period artwork depicting triangular arquebusiers' flasks:

- painting of the Battle of Pavia, 1525; by Ruprecht Heller, 1529, National Museum Stockholm (this is the earliest type with a leather pouch; see samples in author's colln. and the Munich armory above)

- tapestry on Charles V's Conquest of Tunis, 1535; note belt hook and thick, early matchcord; Madrid

For earliest matchcord, see

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15668


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