Secular pewter badge: Bowman
Time period: 14th to early 15th Century
Origin: Canterbury, England
Product Dimensions: 2.6cm width x 4.4cm height
A longbowman dressed in 14th century clothing. The original from which this badge is copied was found in Canterbury, while a number of similar badges have been found in London and in Europe. The badge is likely to relate to the high esteem in which archery was held at this time, both as a pastime and as a fearsome weapon of war.