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TUDOR LEATHER FALCON HOOD
Circa 16th century AD. A leather falconry hood for a hawk or falcon, with leather thongs in place; found with a coil of leather inside to preserve its shape. Leather, 20 grams, 38 mm. [No Reserve]
Very fine condition, complete.
Found Bedfordshire, hidden in rafters of a Tudor barn.
Friday 2nd December 2011 Medieval and Later Antiquities
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