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Category: Accessories > badges

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket

Century: XIV, XV
Thomas Becket. Medieval Market, badges tomasz becket

CODE Material Standard Price
oR0573see descriptionHand-made 10.00 EUR

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How old?: 1350-1500.
Finding place: Rotterdam, 's-Hertogenbosch, Nieuwlande, Veere, Heijst.
Place of provenance: Canterbury (England).
Details: h.: 62mm w.: 27mm.
Meaning: English saint, bishop of Cartenbury. He was murdered by knights of king of England Henry II in 1170. Pilgrim badge from Cartenbury. Very popular badge, many different patterns were found; not olny badges but also ampullas for water (first ampulla from Cartenbury dates 1170!). This pattern is a replica of finding from Rotterdam dated 1350-1400.

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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