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What is it? 2 - Answer

Well, this little oddity was found in the top layer of Trench 16 in 2013.

It is the rear bracket and some of the ring of a foot patten, dating, in this example, to around the 17th century. It is made from iron.

This photo (credit to Wikipedia) shows a complete pair of these overshoes, worn outdoors in an attempt to protect shoes and dress hems from the mud and dirt of the street.

So, the answer to the third question was clothing.

Look out for our next ‘What is it?’ coming up tomorrow.


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