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

Whetstone

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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

Book

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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

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

Contributors: Klea Lisi

Dice

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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

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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

Ampulla

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During the twelfth through fourteenth centuries, pilgrims were likely to purchase an ampulla, a type of container filled with holy water or oil. These…

Contributors: Nick DeBellis

Loomweight

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The loomweight, an essential accessory of the warp-weighted loom, was especially popular in Anglo-Saxon England. Loomweights appear to have arrived…

Contributors: Marisa Bohm

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