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Record ID: DOR-550053
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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An incomplete lead medieval pilgrim's badge of St Anne, dating to c.1400-1500. Probably from her shrine at Buxton, Derbyshire, but relics of St Anne were also claimed by Canterbury, Reading and Durham, and so it may alternatively have been produced at one of these places. The badge depicts St Anne teaching her daughter, the Virgin Mary, to read. St Anne and the Virgin Mary are both depicted wearing long dresses or robes. St Anne is wearing a veil or headdress. The Virgin Mary is depicted as being slightly smaller than St Anne. On the reverse is a bent, long and tapering integral attach…
Created on: Tuesday 28th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 30th August 2018
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Record ID: DEV-279513
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete cast lead alloy late medieval pilgrim badge depicting Saint Giles, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1300. The badge consists of a rectangular plate with a sub-circular sewing loop projecting from each corner. A further large sub-circular projection at one short end accomodates the halo'd head of the saint, who is depicted standing, bearded and tonsured with his head within a beaded halo. The saint holds a crozier in his left hand and with his right is obscured but is probably raised in blessing (by comparison to other examples). The base of the saint's vestments are filled with…
Created on: Saturday 14th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-9BC000
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Silver-gilt badge, possibly a pilgrim's badge, depicting St George slaying the dragon. The openwork badge depicts a horse and rider in low relief. The rider is in armour and holding a lance. Below the horse is a dragon into which the end of the lance is pressed. The back of the badge is undecorated and has a patch of solder where a loop was attached (the loop was recovered with the brooch but had become detached). Dimensions: 28.18 mm x 20.29 mm x 2.66 mm Weight: 4.52 g Date: Late Medieval - 15th to early 16th century Discussion: St George became popular from th…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winterborne Kingston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-7514C8
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flat circular lead pilgrim badge of medieval or early post-medieval date. The badge, which depicts the Annunciation, has a maximum diameter of 22.98mm, it is 1.75mm thick and weighs 3.79g. On the back there is a vertical casting line and two protruding lumps which may be the remains of the fixture for the (missing) pin. The front depicts two standing figures in moulded relief, the Angel Gabriel to the left and the Virgin Mary to the right. They have long robes, their hair is covered and they are facing each other, each with outstretched hands holding an open book. Mary is traditiona…
Created on: Thursday 20th April 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Whitcombe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR-29F941
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast lead pilgrim badge of medieval date. The badge measures 49.11mm in length, 25.15mm in width, its maximum thickness is 4.45mm and it weighs 6.12g. The front of the badge is moulded to represent the bust of St Thomas Becket, indicating that this was a product of his shrine at Canterbury, Kent. The archbishop wears a mitre which has a raised central vertical panel on which there is an off-centre line of raised dots. The rest of the mitre is filled with cross hatching. The top of the mitre has been bent backwards but it appears to have been topped with a cross. The face has w…
Created on: Thursday 23rd March 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SOMDOR-FF50A2
Object type: PILGRIM BADGE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper-alloy pilgrim badge. The moulded decoration depicts the figure of St Barbara standing next to a tower, holding scrolls. The front face is convex. The rear is flat and undecorated. There is a single integral attachment spike (bent upwards) on the rear face. Date: Late Medieval to early Post Medieval - c. 1450 - 1540 Dimensions: 40.65 m x 18.09 mm x 2.89 mm Weight: 6.72 g The Oxford Dictionary of Saints has the following description. '[St Barbara] was shut up in a tower by her father Dioscorus, so that no man should see her. None the less princes sought her hand in mar…
Created on: Monday 28th June 2004
Last updated: Saturday 17th September 2016
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