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Coin, Medieval, Edward I (1272-1307), London

This coin is minted in London and dates to the end of Edward I’s reign (1272 to 1307) or slightly after, possibly around 1310.

Spur rowel

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Gilded Rowel 1300AD to 1399AD

A rowel is a wheel-like part of a spur. This must be part of a special set because it is gilded [covered by a thin layer of gold]. Only rich people could afford to keep horses for riding.

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Funerary chalice bowl

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Funerary Paten, Medieval

A paten is a special plate used to place blessed church bread on. This is used in the Mass or Holy Communion - the most important Christian ceremony representing Jesus’ Last Supper.

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Medieval coin

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Coin, Medieval, Henry III (1207-1272)

Henry III coin with name of Moneyer William. The making (minting) of coins was done by companies. These 'moneyers' as they were known paid a fee for the privilege of making the coins. Their names appear on many of the earlier coins, like this one, which has the name of Moneyer William.

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Coins, Belgium, Medieval

The quality of English pennies under Edward I was so high that both the King of Scots and the lords of Brabant (in modern Belgium) copied them.

Medieval coin

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Coin, Edward I (1272 to 1307), Ireland

The king's titles appeared around the portrait of the king, as today. Edward I called himself Edward King of England, Lord of Ireland. This coin was minted [made] in Dublin, Ireland. Later kings added their claim to the French throne.

Replica skull of Robert Bruce

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Replica skull of Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce of Scotland fought many battles against Edward I and Edward II (Dates of Reign 1307 to 1327) of England, such as at the Battle of Bannockburn 1314, where he defeated the English.

Decorative pendant, Medieval

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Horse Harness pendant, Medieval

Shield shaped decorative pendant with fleur des lis, thirteenth to fourteenth centuries

Rowel spur 1300-1500

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Rowel Spur 1300AD to 1500AD

Medieval spur, designed to control a mounted horse