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Happy devil (Wild man)

Happy devil (Wild man)

Century: XIV, XV
Happy devil (Wild man). Medieval Market, badges wesoly diabelek

CODE Material
oR0575see descriptionHand-made 7.00 EUR

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How old: 1325-1450
Finding place: Ieper (Ypres - the Netherlands), Nieuwlande, Amsterdam
Details: h.: 38mm w.: 28mm.
Meaning.: Wild man (originally that is the name of this pattern) symbolizes great sex power. It can also mean (when carried by a man) a wild person looking for a lady to civlize him. This pattern is replica of finding from Ieper (original dates 1325-1375).

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 Sołtysiak who bases them on historical sources.

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