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  The Knight on Horseback is a copy of a 14th century Netherlandish brooch in the van Beuningen collection. The original, together with many other examples of the same motif, was probably a souvenir or costume jewelry bought at a tournament or fair.

BR-9 Knight on Horseback $6.00
1-7/8 x 1-1/2" or 48 x 39mm
* van Beuningen, no. 564

The Sheaf of Arrows is a copy of two brooches now at Salisbury. It depicts the common practice of carrying arrows in the belt when hunting.

BR-10 Sheaf of Arrows $5.00
2-1/4 x 1-1/4" or 58 x 31mm
* Salisbury, no. 248-249

 
  The Longbow is copied after one in a private collection. This brooch probably appealed primarily to those with an interest in hunting, but Brian Spencer got a little frisky in discussing its possibly amorous meaning in the catalog of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

BR-24 Longbow $5.00
1-1/2 x 1" or 40 x 25mm
* Salisbury, no. 255

The Crossbow is a close adaptation from several Netherlandish brooches in the van Beuningen collection.

BR-11 Sheaf of Arrows $5.00
1-1/2 x 2" or 40 x 53mm
# van Beuningen, no. 959-961

 
 The Hawk on Glove is copied from a 15th century example now in the Museum of London. It reflects a widespread interest in the essentially upper class pastime of hunting with hawks.

2-1/4 x 1-3/8" or 56 x 33mm
BR-30 Hawk on Glove $5.00
* Pilgrim Souvenirs, no. 297c

The Spurs are copied from a late 14th century example. For a pair of full-size spurs of this form, see the catalog of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Part 1.

BR-33 Spurs $5.00
2 x 1-3/8" or 50 x 36mm
* Salisbury, fig. 250

 


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