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This adult shoe has been reconstructed from leather fragments that were recovered from the moat at Caerlaverock Castle. With well preserved stitched edges and a strap with a hole for a toggle, this shoe type is likely to date from the 1300s. A large amount of leatherwork was recovered during archaeological excavations at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries & Galloway, 1955-1966. These leather finds are considered to be the finest surviving pieces of medieval leather work in Scotland.
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16th Century
220 x 90mm
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