Artwork : ArchiveNo00153

Peppercorns 1545


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Artefact

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Contributor

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Contributor Name Mary Rose
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Profession

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 2.58pm
Artefact Name Peppercorns
Artefact Description A collection of peppercorns. Still whole and still smelling of pepper! Approximately forty-eight in this collection.
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose store
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Sample Taken Two peppercorns
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History of Artefact They were found with a peppermill inside the till of a chest. Used by rich men to flavour food. Only a rich man could afford a peppermill! For individual use only.

‘It’s incredible to find peppercorns from the wreck – they would have been very expensive at the time and you wouldn’t think they would survive this long!’
Historian - Andy Elkerton
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners Unknown – could be some kind of officer / rich person
Special Memories

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