About this object

  • ID:

    80.70/3

  • Production date:

    Early Medieval; mid-late 13th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Pewter buckle, probably from the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. On one side the buckle plate is decorated with a standing figure of Becket with his right hand raised in blessing and a crosier in his left hand. There is a chain link attached to the buckle plate. The owner may have used this buckle and chain to hang an ampulla (bottle for holy water) on their chest (chains are known to have been used for hanging pilgrim souvenirs from other shrines).  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    W 17 mm; L 51 mm

  • Materials

    lead alloy

  • Last Updated

    2018-09-14

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