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Vicky
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Mirror cases

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Does anybody have any information on late medieval copper alloy mirror cases? I am specifically interested in the small (approx an inch in diameter?) ones, such as those in the Museum of London catalogues (as opposed to the larger, more ornate ivory ones).

I know that they're a relatively common find in England, and there is the suggested religious use to 'capture the image' of shrines etc (but I'm unaware of any primary evidence to back this up, then again, I've only just started looking!).

I have a fragment of one, and a nice replica from White Rose castings.

I know that there was an article written on them in the 1987 issue of 'Treasure hunting' (a metal detectorist magazine), by Keith Fellowes, but I've been unable to track down a copy yet.

Any information on construction, use, etc would be of great help,
Thanks,
Vicky

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Will look through my back copies , though I don't think they go that far back ! Will also ask Malc if I can get hold of him !

You could try looking on www.ncmd.co.uk , if nothing on there they might be able to tel you where to look

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Thanks Ness,

Yes, that's the sort I mean! I'll have a look at the link - much appreciated. If Malc does have a copy of the article, I'd be very grateful!
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if it helps i have this pewter mirror case from steve millingham
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