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In 1952 a leather pouch was discovered under a tuft of grass in a bog in Barger-Compascuum, the Netherlands. The contents, 312 silver Roman denarii, have been dated from the rule of Emperor Commodus from 180 to 192AD into the 3rd century. The original pouch measured 22cm by 26cm and, with its leather drawstring and toggle, was thought to be suspended from the belt.


Although our handmade leather pouches are smaller they retain the detail of the central divider.


Available in detailed and simplified versions.


The detailed version retains details identified on the original find such as the contrasting leather and additional edging detail. It is handmade from soft nut brown belly leather, hand stitched using waxed linen thread and finished with a 6mm leather drawstring.


The simplified version of the original discovered in Barger-Compascuum retaining the useful feature of the internal divider. It is made from soft nut brown belly leather, hand stitched using waxed linen thread and finished with a 6mm leather drawstring.


Dimensions: height 17cm x width 12cm

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