Purse bar

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Purse
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 19/03/2021
Location: West Oxfordshire


Part of a purse bar which would have had another similar arm on the other side and another bar above. A fabric purse would be draped over one set of arms and the other bar used to attach it to a belt, perhaps via a belt fitting. A complete purse bar of a similar type is shown below: