Pilgrim’s badges

I’ve been doing a little research on Medieval pilgrim’s badges. A lowly pewter badge can serve both as a reminder of a meaningful journey and as a powerful talisman. All this, and still affordable for the adventurous peasant.

13th century pilgrim badge. 1″ high by 1.25″ wide. Pewter. From Pewter Sellers.

Pilgrim badge from Amiens cathedral.
From BBC’s A History of the World.

2 responses to “Pilgrim’s badges

  1. You are a master of resurrecting obscure medieval objects to my attention.

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s