Medieval keepsakes - what were they?

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Stuart Quayle
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Medieval keepsakes - what were they?

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Hi folks

Silly question time (I am really showing my ignorance here but). In late Medieval times what were really popular keepsakes for a wife to hand to a husband, destined to leave home for a long time on campaign or guard duty in foreign parts?

An excellent example I was given a while back was a lock of her hair, but were there any other traditional keepsakes for commoners to give their loved ones.

Many thanks in advance for any/all light you can throw on this topic.

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Hi a coin bent over itself twice was a very popular Elizabethan keepsake / love token sometimes with initials scratched on
Dave
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Many thanks Dave. Now that would be a nice easy keep-sake to replicate.

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