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Work Relic - Spade, 15th C

This spade is made of iron and wood and is very well preserved because it was buried in muddy ground. It is part of the Museum of London's medieval collection, which in total contains 12,000 items - not all of which are on display of course!

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Leisure Relic - False Dice and X-ray, 15th C

These wonderfully crafted dice once belonged to a conman. Experts at the Museum of London, where they are on show, discovered that they were loaded with mercury, which weights them and makes them fall a certain way. Seven are loaded to throw low and eleven to throw high. This can be seen in the x-ray on the right, the white dots being the mercury.

They were found at the foreshore of the River Thames at All Hallows Stairs, London. The pewter container they were found in was originally a seed trough from a bird cage.

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Building Relic - Workman's glove, 15th C

This glove is fantastically well preserved as it had been in wet ground and is made of leather, which keeps well when water logged. It was found in Bankside London and is on display in the medieval section of the Museum of London..

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Medieval spade
Museum of London



False dice
Museum of London



False dice x-ray
X-ray of dice. Museum of London



Workman
Museum of London


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