This is a wonderful medieval bronze mirror case, dating to the 13th - 14th century. Both faces are decorated with punched geometric design. The object is intact with the original working hinge, the inside glass is missing. Similar folding mirror cases have been recorded from Wales (NMGW-37D49E) and South Oxfordshire (SUR-33CF97). This example is complete which is quite rare for these little mirrors. A good example with a nice patina.
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.
SIZE: 41mm x 29mm x 7mm (open 78mm x 29mm)
WEIGHT: 14.82 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private collection Florida, originally found in England.
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