About this object

  • ID:

    4487

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; mid-late 15th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Purse frame (London Museum Type A6). It has a crossbar with two projections, two pendent loops, each with flange pierced with holes to take stitching. Reconstructed - fitted with modern bag of red velvet. 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.

  • Measurements

    L (frame) 130 mm; W (frame) 120 mm; L (purse) 200 mm; W (purse) 180 mm

  • Materials

    iron

  • Last Updated

    2014-04-15

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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