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St. Quirin of Neuss (appear)

St. Quirin of Neuss (appear)

Century: XIV, XV
St. Quirin of Neuss (appear). Medieval Market, badges stquirin of neuss

CODE Material Standard Price
oR0566see descriptionHand-made 13.00 EUR

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How old: 1400-1525
Finding place: many places in France, Neuss (Germany), Middelburg (the Netherlands).
Place of provenance: Neuss (Southern Germany)
Details: h.: 73mm w.:42 mm
Meaning: Pilgrims badge from Neuss in Germany. Quirin was a Roman soldier, who became Christian and was sentenced to death. He became saint and martyr (as a soldier he is a patron of fighting men). This pattern is replica of finding from Nieuwlande (the Netherlands) dated 1475-1525.

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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