REBEC The rebec (sometimes rebecha, rebeckha, and other spellings, pronounced /ˈriːbɛk/ or /ˈrɛbɛk/) is a bowed stringed instrument of the Renaissance era. In its most common form, it has a narrow boat-shaped body and 1-5 strings. Played on the arm or under the chin, the technique and tuning may have influenced the development of the violin.(Mt)
CITOLA Housed in the British Museum is one of the most extraordinary extant medieval instruments. Dating from the early fourteenth century, this is the only surviving citole, a type of plucked instrument.
eadfrith: A Medieval Musician from The Rutland Psalter - folio Playing a early type of violin known as The Vielle. Manuscript made in England, possibly in London circa AD 1260 Add MS Images from the British Library manuscript website.