They sat at long tables, the elders read the words of institution and prayed, and passed a loaf round from which each broke off a bit and ate, the wine being handed round in flagons.
flagons of wine.
flagons of mead, ale or wine are placed on the tables.
flagons of mercury, each containing about ten pounds.
The collection included unusual pewter flagons, measures, chargers and plates and was estimated to fetch between £ 10,000 Ã¢ £ 12,000.