Medieval London

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Fig. 4 Image depicting a medieval individual holding a bow and arrow from the British Library.

Fig. 3. A seemingly mass produced pewter toy depicting a knight on horseback. From Museum of London 98.2/404 (c. 1300).

Fig. 1. Toy pewter bridge-spouted ewer that is missing its top and connecting pin. This toy is a metallic brown color with the dimensions: H 43 mm; DM (rim) 12 mm; DM (base) 18 mm x 15 mm. From Museum of London 98.2/167 (15th Century).

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This ivory chess piece is an excellent example of the armor used to protect humans and horses after 1350. The knight can also clearly be seen wearing rowel spurs, which by this time, according to Blanche M. A. Ellis and Geoff Egan, had become more…

A 14th century German dice box carved to depict a person playing a game of dice. This gives an example of what a game of dice might have looked like, as well as the care and detail that went into a box meant for holding dice.

This is an x-ray of a collection of 24 die found in the Museum of London. The x-ray reveals that 18 of the die were loaded with mercury so that they would fall on the same numbers each time.

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This is a collection of 24 late 15th century loaded die from the Museum of London. The die are made from bone and were found on the Thames foreshore.

This is a pen drawing of two men playing a game of backgammon. One may see the backgammon board in between the men with the circular game pieces on top of it.

This is an image of game piece that would have been used during the medieval times to play board games, specifially backgammon. This particular game piece, displayed by the Museum of London is small, yellow in color, disc shaped, and made of bone. It…

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This bone ice skate image is of an artifact that can be viewed at the Museum of London Archives. This medieval bone ice skate is of a beige/light-brown color, and is oblong and thin in size and shape. From the curved point at the end of the bone, it…
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