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Medieval Leather Knife Sheaths

Antiquities - Medieval


LOT 827

Estimate
£100 - 150
EUR 130 - 190
USD 160 - 240

Sold for: £160

MEDIEVAL LEATHER KNIFE SHEATHS

Circa 14th-15th century AD. A set of two knife sheaths: the smaller with two panels of stamped lozenge decoration on the outer face, stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap, the leather curved to accommodate the blade; the larger decorated with diagonal stripes on the lower end, the upper provided with a raised panel to accommodate a smaller knife, also decorated with a panel of diagonal stripes, with stitching holes and slits for a suspension strap. Leather, 7.8 grams, 165 mm; 7.03 grams, 133 mm. Very fine condition. Rare. [2]

Provenance
Found by David Morgan while digging at the Billingsgate site, London in 1982.

Literature
See Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH

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