Money changers bag – cloth version

This is the latest version, and possibly my best interpretation to date, of the money changer’s bag recovered from the Mary Rose. Previous versions have had leather bags, but this one uses hemp canvas, with horn beads for closing. Since only the bag handle, bag flaps, and some of the binding were recovered it seems possible that the bags were of an easily digested fabric, none of which survived. Similarly, almost no horn survived hence the use of them for the buttons, which were also not found. This bag is sold, but there will hopefully be another on the stall at TORM in November, if anyone would like a closer look 😉

cloth money bag