Secular pewter badge: Longbow
Time period:15th Century
Product Dimensions: 2.4cm width x 3.6cm height
The meaning of this badge is by no means clear. It may well belong to a class of badge that proclaimed its wearer’s interest in a sport or activity, in this case of course, archery. Alternatively, it may be a love token; the bow and arrow being a popular medieval symbol of male virility!