Pilgrim badge: St Thomas Shield, Canterbury
Time period:late 14th – early 15th Century
Materials: Pewter, cloth
Product Dimensions: 4.7cm width x 7.8cm height.
Sword overlain by a shield surrounded by a decorative border. While some pilgrim badges were rather crudely made, others, such as this example, showed a high standard of workmanship. The sword with which Becket was martyred was kept as a major relic at Canterbury Cathedral and in this badge it is represented along with a buckler or shield. The original of this badge originally had a coloured backing to highlight the design.
Our copy is available with either red or blue cloth backing; please state required colour when ordering.