About this object

  • ID:

    A24766/3

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; 15th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Thomas Becket 2020 Anniversary

  • Part of a pilgrim badge from the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. This badge depicts the mitred head-shaped reliquary bust that held the remains of Becket’s skull. Only Becket's face and mitre have survived. See badge no. 80.65/9 for a complete example from the same mould. This type of badge, which depicts the head reliquary as a silhouette without any frame, is the most common of all Canterbury pilgrim souvenirs.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 48 mm; W 28 mm

  • Materials

    lead alloy

  • Last Updated

    2020-02-18

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Group

    Medieval pilgrim souvenirs

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