Medieval London

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  • Tags: clothing and personal accessories

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This copper alloy seal was discovered in the Thames in London. The image on the seal is two birds, most likely cormorants facing each other with their beaks touching and a fleur-de-lys in between the two birds with an inscription in Latin of the seal…

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This gold posy ring is inscribed with various phrases. The first phrase, 'UNG TEMPS VIANDRA', meaning 'a time will come', is engraved in French, and is in Roman capitals. The second phrase, 'MON DESIR ME VAILLE', is also engraved in French, and in…

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A gold posy ring, created to symbolize two intertwined ribbons engraved with design and 'mercy' in black letters. This inscription is repeated five times, and the inside is engravedmon amour.

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This portrait of King Richard III was created in the 16th century, long after his reign, between 1483 and 1485. His grand status is accentuated by his clothing and jewelry. The ring he wears, on the third finger of his left hand, symbolizes love and…

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This particular piece of chain mail is 270mm in length by 300mm in width. The mail composes a surface with six points. While a few of the edges use bronze rings, the rest of the fabric is composed of iron and copper alloy.

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This particular piece of chain mail is 900mm in length by 600mm in width, weighing approximately 14kg. The mail composes a shirt with sleeves that extend about halfway down the forearm and slightly below the torso.

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This vellum medieval manuscript dates back to circa 1440 and is believed to have been produced in Belgium, possibly Bruges. It shows a man dressed in traditional pilgrim garb with three seashell shaped badges, associated with the popular shrine of…

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This is a baselard, which is a type of dagger with a long, swordlike blade. This baselard has a 650 mm long blade made of iron, a 132 mm long and 108 mm wide wooden hilt, and is 782 mm long overall.

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The Headdress Frame is W 198 mm; H 184 mm and is copper. This is the underwire frame to the headdress and was worn by all but the poorest in London.
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