Medieval London

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In this photo, an individual in the Volunteer Inclusion Project at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre prepares to take a picture of a medieval shoe. The leather shoe is a dark brown color. From this angle, the shoe appears to have…

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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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 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 comb measures 122 millimeters in length, 42 millimeters in width, and 10 millimeters in diameter. Comprised of bone, the double-sided comb has darkened with age and has a rustic light brown coloring. On the upper side of this comb,…

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Measuring 24 (0.95 of an inch) millimeters in diameter, this Late Saxon disc brooch is made of tin alloy and glass. Circular in shape, the brooch is set with a hazel/grey glass bead made to imitate a gemstone. Sometimes, these beads still have the…

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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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…

This image is a photo taken of the side of a bone ice skate. With this view it can be noted that the ice skate is of a beige to light-brown color, since the bone would not have been painted, and that the bone looks a bit worn. Also, that the ends of…

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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