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Fragment of a medieval bone ring.
Object number MEL337
Seal, with a fragment of a late 16th century document attached
This wax seal is the common seal of the Chapter-Melrose and has been detached from a later 16th century document.
Object number MEL345
Spectacle frame fragment
Bone was used to make this piece of frame, once part of a pair of rivet spectacles.
Object number MEL354
Up to 1916, this headstone was being used as a gatepost near Kirkmadrine, Dumfries and Galloway.
Object number KMD001
Double effigy - Walter Stewart 1st Earl of Menteith and Countess Mary
The couple shown in a last embrace in this double effigy are thought to be Walter Stewart, 1st Earl of Menteith, and his wife Mary – who was Countess of Menteith in her own right.
Object number INCM001
St Andrews Sarcophagus - main panel
Experts still debate the exact form and purpose of this object in St Andrews Cathedral.
Object number SAC543a
Shaft of a free-standing cross
What remains of this great cross is a richly carved shaft featuring elements of Pictish and Biblical imagery.
Object number SAC558
Broken in two parts this is typical of the cross slabs found at St Andrews Cathedral.
Object number SAC560
Medieval jug with applied face mask, plaited beard, pellets and incised decoration.
Object number SAC312
Copper alloy disc
Possibly from the top of a medieval lantern, this copper alloy disc is decorated with hammered repousse decoration.
Object number CAER020
Copper alloy sheet
This decorative plate once formed the back of a composite strap end.
Object number CAER025
Copper alloy pendent
Pendants like this are thought to have been suspended from horse harnesses in late medieval times.
Object number CAER032
This arrow was probably used for hunting large animals such as deer.
Object number CAER057
Keys with bow handles shaped like this were in common use around the 1400s.
Object number CAER125
This type of blade would have been used for a woodman's axe.
Object number CAER137
Known as a bearded axe, its splayed blade shape was designed to maximise the cutting edge and minimise its overall weight.
Object number CAER150
Of unknown function, this chain could have been used to suspend a cooking pot.
Object number CAER155
The uneven punched pattern on this thimble suggest it was handmade some time before 1620 when machines were more often used.
Object number CAER160
The heart motif and letters on this double-sided comb suggest it was perhaps a love token.
Object number CAER175
Double-sided birchwood comb of a type commonly used from the 1400s to 1500s century.Recovered from the moat during excavations at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, 1955-1966.
Object number CAER176