Secular pewter badge: Stylised sun
Time period: 14th – 15th Century
Product Dimensions: Diameter; 4.8cm.
Although this unusual and attractive badge clearly depicts a sun within a decorative border, its significance and meaning seems unclear.The sun was a relatively popular design for livery badges; used by noble families to identify their household retainers and followers. However, the sun also had strong religious significance and can be taken as a symbol of either; God, Christ or the Virgin Mary