Ancient Portable Money-Box or 'Offerand Stok'

Charles Taylor (Author)


Keyword(s):
Iron, Double Hasp, Coin, Handle, Box
Period(s):
Early Thirteenth Century

Abstract


This portable money-box is of oak, circular on plan, made from a single stick, and cored, bound and riveted with wrought iron with a lock and double hasp covering the key-hole, and with an additional protection of a ring or hasp for a padlock. The slot in the centre of the hinged lid for the admission of coins has a good balance-flap inside which makes it impossible for any unauthorised person to abstract any coin. A handle and ring surmount the hinged lid. Nothing is known about the history of the box.

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Published
30-11-1938
How to Cite
Taylor, C. (1938). Ancient Portable Money-Box or ’Offerand Stok’. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 72, 68. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8086
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