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Book mountings

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From Crossraguel Abbey, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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These book mountings were among a large number of brass objects and fragments found at Crossraguel Abbey near Maybole in Ayrshire. They date from the 15th or 16th century. The mountings would have fitted around a book.

Book mountings such as these could be clipped together to hold the book shut. (These two mountings do not constitute a matching pair.)

Crossraguel Abbey was founded in the early 13th century as a house of Cluniae monks. Most of the original buildings were replaced in the 14th and 15th centuries. The abbey buildings are now in the care of Historic Scotland.

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