About this object
Late Medieval; 14th-15th century
Purse frame (London Museum Type B4), incomplete. It has one pendent frame missing. It is chevron shaped, quite slender and spherical in section, with flat disc terminals. The pendent frame is spherical in section and it has no central boss. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. The leather or textile purse itself has usually disappeared, but monumental brasses and manuscript illustrations show how the parts fitted together and were attached to the owner's belt.
L 120 mm; W 110 mm
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