Archaeologists found this colourful wine jug in 1959 at Lesnes Abbey near London. It was made in the Saintonge region of France, north of the city of Bordeaux. From 1152 to 1451 Saintonge was owned by the kings of England. The jug can be used to explore themes as diverse as the growth of medieval trade and towns, the Hundred Years War and the drinking habits of medieval Europe.
Lesnes Abbey, Bexley, England
AD 1275 – 1300
height: 25.9 cm
width: 9.7 cm (rim)
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