The Prince and the Plunder

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Fetters worn by the emperor’s prisoners

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: Two sets of fetters said to have been worn by the prisoners of Emperor Tewodros

Where: The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

The database describes “two sets of manacles owned by Sir Charles Fraser and acquired by him in Abyssinia during the Abyssinian campaign, 1868; a set of iron leg manacles joined with a three linked chain; one set of iron manacle which seems to be incomplete as there is no closing mechanism.

There is a photo of one of them published here.

NAM Accession Number
1965-04-47- and 1965-04-47-1

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