Object ID
2009.8.1.3
Object Name
Belt
Alternative Name
Makedonomachos
Material
Leather ; Metal
Object Description
Black leather belt with two removable rectangular pouches. Reverse has text in Greek written with ink. Belt does not have belt holes and was worn with military jacket, 2009.8.1.2
Origin
Makedonomachos , Macedonian Freedom Fighter, uniform. Collected by Maria Fakonas, to honor Pavlos Melas (3/29/1870-10/13/1904), an officer in the Hellenic Army, he was among the first who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia. Maria's father Demetrios G. Karageorgis left America to return to Greece in 1912 to fight for the freedom of Epirus and Macedonia.
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Citation
Belt, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8191. Accessed 01/22/22.