Priming Wire Brooch


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Five wires have been identified as priming wires from the objects recovered from the Mary Rose. These had two functions, to clear the vents or touch holes of a gun between firing and to puncture the paper or linen cartridges that contained the gunpowder.

This unique and bespoke brooch is made of plated metal alloy and is based on the top of one of these priming wires.

Comes in a Mary Rose giftbox.

Size – 3cm x 2.5cm


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The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose - Henry VIII's warship, lost in 1545, recovered in 1982 and now on display in a dedicated museum in Portsmouth for everyone to visit all year round All purchases made help contribute to the preservation and conservation of the Mary Rose and the 19,000 objects that were recovered from the seabed.

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