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.

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