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About this object

  • ID:

    BC72[79]<1836>

  • Production date:

    Medieval

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Reformation and Counter-Reformation: Protestantism

  • Amber rosary beads strung on silk braid; one length with three beads, one with five beads. The beads on the rosary were organised in symbolic number sequences at intervals of five, seven or ten, and were used to count repetitive prayers of penance and devotion. Rosaries were made illegal in 1549, although many Londoners probably continued to use them in the privacy of their homes.

  • Measurements

    L 65 mm; L 114 mm

  • Materials

    natural resin; amber; natural fibre (unidentified)

  • Last Updated

    2020-05-28

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    archaeological archive

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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