Women wore hairnets or snoods to keep their locks in place, often adorned with jewels and precious stones.

Women wore hairnets or snoods to keep their locks in place, often adorned with jewels and precious stones.

Gold and silver coins recreate the currency of 15th Century Rome. Coins were carried in small silk and leather purses.

Gold and silver coins recreate the currency of 15th Century Rome. Coins were carried in small silk and leather purses.

Intricately mechanized blades like this trident were used by the Borgias against their foes, depicted in Season 2.

Intricately mechanized blades like this trident were used by the Borgias against their foes, depicted in Season 2.

Ornately wrought and filigreed weapons were a sign of status and wealth.

Ornately wrought and filigreed weapons were a sign of status and wealth.

A lethal dagger hidden in an ornate crucifix was designed for a pivotal scene in Season 3.

A lethal dagger hidden in an ornate crucifix was designed for a pivotal scene in Season 3.

Many books and documents were still written by hand on parchment paper.

Many books and documents were still written by hand on parchment paper.

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