Metal almsbox: 15th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Metal almsbox: 15th century

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Rectangular metal almsbox, standing on small feet. It is decorated with fleur-de-lis and heraldic lions. This iron box has a slot in the top to take coins and a ring on one side so that it could be chained securely in place to prevent theft. It is skilfully made of wrought iron. It was a Christian duty to give to the poor, and there were alms boxes in churches and many other places.
 

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Date

1401 AD - 1500 AD
 

Image Number

000499
 

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