About this object

  • ID:

    A1631

  • Production date:

    Medieval

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Daily Life and the Thames: Human Life

  • In 1173 William FitzStephen described how Londoners went skating on polished bone skates like this when the marsh north of the city, known as the Moor or Moorfields, froze in winter.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 23 mm; L 250 mm; W 50 mm

  • Materials

    bone

  • Last Updated

    2019-07-17

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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