Leather pouch in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.
Leather pouch -Russian, кожаный кошелек [kozhanyĭ koshelek]//// Belarusian, скураны кашалёк [skurany kašalyë] //// Bulgarian, Кожени торбичка//// Polish, portmonetka skóra//// Czech, kožené peněženky//// Slovak, kožené peňaženky//// Serbian, кожни новчаник [kožni novčanik]//// Croatian, kožni novčanik//// Macedonian, Кожно Чанте [kožena čanta]

Drawing of a leather pouch from Novgorod measuring 5.2 x 4.7 cm. (Varfolomeyeva 1997:Figure 1.7).

Drawing of a leather bag from Novgorod measuring 12.5 x 12 cm. Typically leather pouches and bags range from 11 to 13 cm in width and 12 to 20 cm in height (Varfolomeyeva 1997:106, Figure 1.6).


Leather pouch measuring 12 cm. in diameter discovered at Novgorod; its dates from AD 1299 to 1313 (Varfolomeyeva 1997:106, Figure 1.1 and 1.4).

Two leather foldover pouches, one with decoration, from Novgorod. The upper pouch dates from the 11th century and measures 17 x 10.5 cm (Varfolomeyeva 1997:109, Figures 2.1 and 2.2).



Medieval leather pouch with a small amount of tooling on flap; Novgorod Archaeological Museum.

Mediveal leather pouch with a modern amount of tooling on the flap (sorry that it slightly out of focus). Novgorod Arachaeological Museum.

Medieval leather pouch flap with cutwork decoration; Novgorod Archaeological Museum.
Varfolomeyeva, T. C.
1997 Medieval Leather Wallets. Novgorod and Novgorod Region: History and Archaeology 11:105 - 114. [in Russian]
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