About this object
Late Medieval; c. 1450-1550
Leather purse with original fittings. It has twisted terminals, a shield-shaped, undecorated central boss and a large oval central loop. The purse is trapezoidal on one side and five-sided on the other and is decorated with two incised hearts filled with lattice patterns. A horizontal leather strip attaches the main body of the purse to the metal purse bar at the top.
L (frame) 114 mm; W (frame) 41 mm; L (purse) 120 mm; W (purse) 68 mm
copper alloy; leather; gold
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