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Pig playing bagpipes

Pig playing bagpipes

Century: XIV, XV
Pig playing bagpipes. Medieval Market, badges pig playing bagpipes

CODE Material Standard Price
oR0586see descriptionHand-made 10.00 EUR

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How old?: 1375-1425.
Finding place: Utrecht, Amsterdam, Kampen.
Details: h.: 55mm w.: 35mm.
Meaning: Phrase "LAET KNORREN" (which is mix of flemish and latin) should be translated as "happy pig" or "pig having fun". This badge could have ment a loud drinker, person who wants to have fun, sing & dance (this pattern is a replica of finding from Utrecht).

Pewter badges were first introduced as pilgrim souvenirs from different places of Christian cult around Europe and the Holy Land. The earliest findings of this type comes from about second half of XII th. century, fall of their popularity is beginning of XVI th. century. They're closely connected with development of pilgrimages among Christians. Pilgrim badges were a solid prove of finishing a long journey to places were once saints lived. About XIV th. century secular badges also appeared.

ATTENTION: dates showed in this catalogue tells only how old was the material used for the original. It doesn't mean that the badge was used only then.
The pewter badges as well as their descriptions are provided to us by Bartosz Sotysiak who bases them on historical sources.

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