Secular pewter badge: Badge of the Order of the Dragon
Time period:late 15th Century
Origin: Taken from 15th C embroidered badge
Product Dimensions: 5.5cm width x 3.8cm height.
Although not strictly a replica, the design is taken from an early 15th century embroidered badge.
The order of the Dragon was an order of chivalry founded in the late 14th century by King Sigismund of Hungary to uphold Christianity against the Turks. On gaining admission, new members were given badges of the order which they could bestow on any person they thought worthy of membership. The most famous member of the order was Prince Vlad Dracul, the ‘Dracula’ of legend.