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Colchester Historeum

Purse


Accession number: 2011.132.2
Object type: Ladies
Date: before 2011
Materials: Brass
Measurements: 14 cm L x 8.5 cm W x 0.8 cm Thick
Description: A gold purse, made with a brass chainmail with solid brass closing clasp. The small brass carrying chain would have gone around the wrist.
History of Use: Would have been used for handkerchief, a handkerchief purse.