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Old 22nd March 2014, 04:28 PM   #14
Martin Moser
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Near Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Posts: 12

Hi Michael,

a very nice purse indeed (and of course as I am especially interested in all things leather)!

Originally Posted by Matchlock
... in a period before ca. 1600 when pockets in garments had not been invented!

While you are certainly right for the most part, for the record there actually is a leather jerkin found in the wreck of the ship Mary Rose (sank 1545) that has a single pocket on the inside of the jerkin's left flap (Julie Gardiner: Before the Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose (The Archaeology of the Mary Rose). p39).

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