Bone skates in the Guildhall Museum

The Catalogue of the Collection of London Antiquities in the Guildhall Museum lists 16 bone skates. The first, #134, is “said to have been found with two Roman sandals” at London Wall. A few of these skates, including #134, were drawn by Charles H. Whymper; his drawing is preserved in the British Museum.

“Five skates made out of bone” by Charles H. Whymper, c. 1891. British Museum no. 1931,1114.102; asset no. 1613392675. Reproduced under a CCC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.