Pilgrim badge: Wild Boar
Time period: 15th Century
Product Dimensions: 3.5cm width x 2.5cm height.
The wild boar was the favoured symbol of Richard III. The word ‘boar’ may also be a pun on the latin work for York – ‘ebor’.
Badge making did not only serve a religious market. It occupied a position in all aspects of life as for example, political and military to show allegiance, celebrate amorous intent, and indicate sporting interests, often with a satirical flavour.