Jews Harp

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Jews Harp
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 01/02/2021
Location: Mole valley, Surrey


A jew’s harp dating to c. 1500 – 1800. On one side of the head is the rabbet which would have held the iron tongue that was plucked to produce the note. Jews harps or jews trumps have been around for many centuries.