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Purse frame Purse frame (London Museum Type C). It has a plain bar with 2 loops…

Purse frame Purse frame (London Museum Type C). It has a plain bar with 2 loops…

Purse frame (London Museum Type A6), incomplete, one terminal missing. It is roughly made with a hollow terminal, a small circular central loop and two hollow bosses either side of the central boss. The pendent frames are slender and spherical in section. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type A6), incomplete, one terminal missing. It is roughly made with a hollow terminal, a small circular central loop and two hollow bosses either side of the central boss. The pendent frames are slender and spherical in section. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type C). It is roughly made, with a large circular loop. It has a scallop-shell ornament on one side of the central boss. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type C). It is roughly made, with a large circular loop. It has a scallop-shell ornament on one side of the central boss. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type B4), incomplete. It has one pendent frame missing. It is chevron shaped, quite slender and spherical in section, with flat disc terminals. The pendent frame is spherical in section and it has no central boss. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th-15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type B4), incomplete. It has one pendent frame missing. It is chevron shaped, quite slender and spherical in section, with flat disc terminals. The pendent frame is spherical in section and it has no central boss. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th-15th century

Purse frame Purse frame (london Museum Type A6). It has cruciform attachment plates, a rectangular central bar and no decoration. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. The leather or textile purse itself has usually disappeared, but monumental brasses and manuscript illustrations show how the parts fitted together and were attached to the owner's belt.  Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame Purse frame (london Museum Type A6). It has cruciform attachment plates, a rectangular central bar and no decoration. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. The leather or textile purse itself has usually disappeared, but monumental brasses and manuscript illustrations show how the parts fitted together and were attached to the owner's belt. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame Bar from a purse frame. It has a central circular boss and a loop for attachment to the owner's belt. There are holes on the underside of the bar for attaching it to the leather or textile of the purse.  Production Date: Late Medieval; late 15th century

Purse frame Bar from a purse frame. It has a central circular boss and a loop for attachment to the owner's belt. There are holes on the underside of the bar for attaching it to the leather or textile of the purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; late 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type B2), incomplete (the central loop for attaching the purse to the owner's belt is missing). The bar has spherical terminals and a spherical central boss. The two pendent frames are slender, spherical in section and roughly fashioned. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type B2), incomplete (the central loop for attaching the purse to the owner's belt is missing). The bar has spherical terminals and a spherical central boss. The two pendent frames are slender, spherical in section and roughly fashioned. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th - 15th century

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Purse frame (London Museum Type B5). It has a square section loop, the bar has two upward lips and two plates with three holes each and the pendent frames are studded with holes. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th-15th century

Purse frame (London Museum Type B5). It has a square section loop, the bar has two upward lips and two plates with three holes each and the pendent frames are studded with holes. The metal frame is usually the only surviving part of a medieval purse. Production Date: Late Medieval; 14th-15th century

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