Secular pewter badge: Yorkist livery badge
Time period: 15th Century
Product Dimensions: 3.1cm width x 2.8cm height.
A rose and sun dimidiate;The Yorkist Sun In Splendour badge had its origins at the battle of Mortimer’s Cross in 1461. Prior to the battle, the Yorkist army saw the illusion of three suns in the sky. Victory for the Yorkist’s ensured that this strange illusion would be remembered as a good omen. In this badge, the sun has been joined with another Yorkist badge, the rose.
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