Custom pilgrim secular "Hawk at glove" badge

V-M12

A hawk held on a hawking glove. England, 15 c. Hawks were so highly valued that piligrimages were undertaken for their behalf. If a sick or wounded bird could not be taken to a holy place its wax model was taken or a badge like this.
Badges were used by medieval pilgrims as souvenirs from the holy places which they had attended, as tangible proves of attendance such a holy place. Each place of cult had it's own badges so seeing a pilgrim wearing certain badges one could name the places which this pilgrim had visited. Also, so called secular badges existed which could belong to an authority or a noble who gave these badges to his/her courtiers, srevants, supporters and so on. Badges commemorating a major event existed, too.

  • Size 60 x 30 mm

Important: Most cast items are not in stock and will be produced exactly for you in 10 days term. Gilted Items could be in production up to 20 days.

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This product is still to be handcrafted and you may customize it selecting its properties. The measurements of your body required for crafting this product will be requested after the purchase. The product will be completely custom-made according to your wishes.

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Custom pilgrim secular "Hawk at glove" badge
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