Medieval London

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Hanging Metal Lamp

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Medieval lamps were made of different materials, including glass, ceramic, or stone. They were also built in different shapes and figures and made to…

Contributors: Manuel Avila



The whetstone, sometimes referred to as a honestone, was a common object in medieval London, and it was used primarily for sharpening knives and other…

Contributors: Austin Andrews-Sanchez

Bone pen

Pens were incredibly important for the process of creating books and illuminations in the medieval era because the strenuous process of creating a…

Contributors: Selin Berberoglu

Mirror Case

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The word “mirror” derives from the Latin word “mirare” which means “to look at.” From Latin, it translated into…

Contributors: Tatiana DiBucci


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The printed book was an important and valuable item in late medieval London. This copy ofThe Chronicles of England, a widely successful history of the…

Contributors: Katherine Smith

Drinking Glass; Beaker

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Glass drinking beakers are household items used as tableware throughout the Middle Ages in England, primarily during the high to late medieval…

Contributors: Klea Lisi

Grocer's Company Crest

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Medieval corbels were known for their beautiful and detailed designs, regularly referencing nature, wildlife, or organizations. Typically made out of…

Contributors: Aaron Banasiewicz

Posy Ring


In the Middle Ages, 'posy' denotes short rhymes or mottos that were engraved on lovers’ rings. The inscriptions on the posy ring were a sign of…

Contributors: Erin Gray


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Loaded dice were all too common in medieval London. This set of 24 cubic die from the late fifteenth century is a perfect example of the kind of…

Contributors: Rebecca Erwin

Seal Matrix


Seals were common items in medieval England, used by many different social classes. They were utilized for a variety of exchanges, the most frequent…

Contributors: Amanda Zimmer

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