Medieval satchel

These remains of an early medieval satchel are the oldest ever found in Scotland. You can still see the holes in the leather where the satchel would have been held together with leather thongs. 

Manuscripts and images from this period show monks carrying bags similar to this, which suggests the satchel could have held a religious book, annals or possibly the relics of a saint.

You can find out more about medieval Glasgow at Provand’s Lordship, one of only four medieval buildings still standing in the city centre.​
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