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PILGRIM BADGE

Unique ID: PUBLIC-114B57

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early Post-Medieval lead alloy pilgrim's badge from the shrine of Our Lady of Willesden (London) dating to the early 16th century. The badge depicts the Virgin and Child within a crescent moon. The Virgin Mary wears a crown and holds baby Jesus (head missing) in her left arm and a sceptre in her right hand within the horns of a crescent moon. The moon is decorated with a row of pellets around the perimeter. On the reverse, the integral pin is intact.

This badge is very similar to no.155 and 156 in Brian Spencer’s book, Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges (1998:149-150). Similar examples are also recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database: LON-8CBC42, LON-FEC2A2 and LON-6FA825.

Dimensions: length: 22.0mm; width: 21.5mm; thickness: 1.1mm; weight: 1.85g.

Notes:

Reference: Spencer, Brian. 1998. Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges. The Stationery Office, London.

Class: Our Lady of Willesden

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 21.5 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.85 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th October 2018

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Openwork
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Dowgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Mudlarking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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