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MEDIEVAL and Later
Thimbles, Fasteners and Miscellaneous Items

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WMA 7857

Medieval. Purse Bar. A large copper alloy purse bar, complete with swivelling suspension loop. The central boss and arms are engraved, and set with niello, most of which still remains. The inward ends of the arms are decorated with stylised animals heads. Circa 1450 - 1500. 168 mm long.

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WMA 8119

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. A silver gilt hooked clothes fastener with lobed rectangular body and heart shaped decoration. Circa 16th century. 17 mm Long. Complete with all the gilding intact.

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WMA 8120

Tudor Eye Type Clothes Fastener. A silver gilt eye type clothes fastener with crescent shaped body decorated in an elaborate filigree work. Circa 16th century. 15 mm Long. Complete with all the gilding intact.

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WMA 8206

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. An open-work bronze hooked clothes fastener, the body decorated with a cabled band surmounted by fleurs-de-lis. Circa 16th century. 32 mm x 16 mm. Complete.

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WMA 8121

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. An openwork bronze hooked clothes fastener, the body decorated with an openwork rope-effect design. Circa 16th century. Cf. Brian Read, Hooked-Clasps & Eyes, Nos. 436-438. 34 mm Long. Complete.

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WMA 8389

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. A hooked clothes fastener with a circular body decorated with a five-petalled double rose design. Circa 16th century. 37 mm x 14 mm. Complete.

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WMA 8207

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. A hooked clothes fastener with a circular body decorated with a six petalled flower. Circa 16th century. 30 mm x 12 mm. Complete.

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WMA 8158

Tudor Hooked Clothes Fastener. An open-work bronze hooked clothes fastener, the body decorated with a double scroll design. Circa 16th century. 24 mm Long. Complete.

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WMA 8296

Medieval Beehive Thimble. A large rimless bronze thimble with small manually produced circular punch marks and plain band at base. Circa late 14th to early 15th century. 23.5 mm high and 21 mm diameter. An attractive piece.

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WMA 7450

Medieval Beehive Thimble. A rimless bronze thimble with small manually produced circular punch marks. Circa 15th century. 18 mm high and 19 mm diameter. Good condition, could still be used today.

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WMA 7311

Medieval Beehive Thimble. A rimless bronze thimble with small manually produced circular punch marks. Circa 15th century. 19 mm high and 19 mm diameter. Good condition, could still be used today.

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