About this object

  • ID:


  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; 15th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Part of a pilgrim badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Aachen in Germany. This badge depicts the Virgin Mary’s nightgown which was one of the major relics that pilgrims could see at the shrine. This would have been part of a larger badge. The design of complete badges varies but many are openwork badges made of two or more frames, one of which would have held a mirror. The badges are often decorated with the figures of the Virgin and Child, and the nightgown being held by two priests or angels. The priests’ fingers can be seen at the bottom of the nightgown on this badge.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 30 mm; W 30 mm

  • Materials

    lead alloy

  • Last Updated





    permanent collection


    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Group

    Medieval pilgrim souvenirs


Record quality:

What is this?

Not every record in Collections Online is complete. Some have low quality images designed purely for recognition, while some have been catalogued only to a basic standard. This graphic is designed to give you an impression of the quality of data you can see. 100% meets all our current data standards and has a high quality image, 20% is a basic record with no image. Individual record quality can change over time as new photography is carried out and records are worked on.