Mould for a manilla

Manillas were cast bronze objects which were used in trade with Africa. The mould on the left was found in excavations of the Birdall foundry in Exeter. It indicates that manillas were made in Exeter for trade with Africa.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
41/2005/5/1
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Material
ceramic
Common Name
mould for a manilla
Simple Name
mould
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Production Year High
1625

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manilla mould