About this object

  • ID:

    BC72[83]<1996>

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; late 14th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: London Industry and Civic Authority: Leatherwork

  • Leather was used for making light, unbreakable bottles for carrying drink on a journey. Soaked in water, the leather could be shaped around a pattern or 'former' and would retain its shape when dry. Costrels were barrel-shaped, and had lugs with holes on either side of the mouth so that they could be carried on a cord worn on the belt or round the neck. This one is decorated with shields.

  • Measurements

    H 180 mm; L 195 mm; W 80 mm

  • Materials

    leather

  • Last Updated

    2017-06-15

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    archaeological archive

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of London

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