About this object

  • ID:

    82.145/2

  • Production date:

    Medieval

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Writing and Printing

  • Copper alloy pen with a split nib. There is a small scoop at the other end of the pen. Professional scribes, merchants and clerks who travelled in the course of their work carried their own pens in a leather pen case, and a portable inkhorn which could be slung around the neck or from a girdle. Deep blue-black ink was made by mixing oak gall tannin with iron salts and gum arabic.

  • Measurements

    L 108 mm; W 5 mm

  • Materials

    copper alloy

  • Last Updated

    2016-01-14

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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