About this object
Late Medieval; 14th-15th century
Purse frame (London Museum Type A1?), part only - pendent inner hoop, of L-shaped section, with incised lattice ornament; joins to A2500. This would have formed the lid of the purse. 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 193 mm; W 112 mm
copper alloy; gold
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