Post-medieval silver bodkin
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Post-medieval silver bodkin

Unknown

© Museum of London

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Post-medieval silver bodkin. This bodkin's shaft is rectangular in section with two eyelets and three round holes and it is decorated with a line design.
Bodkings are long hairpins usually with an ornamental head. Bodkins were use as hairpins, for punching holes in leather or fabric and for threading ribbon through loops.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1485 AD - 1603 AD
 

Image Number

001055
 

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