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pilgrim badge

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0701.2044

  • Description

    A pilgrim souvenir in the form of a bell, cast from lead alloy. The clapper is missing. An inscription between two lines runs in a band around the shoulder of the bell associating it with the shrine of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1325-1350 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 25.02 millimetres
    • Width: 34.64 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Lombardic
      • Inscription Position

        rim
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        SANCTI TOMAES
      • Inscription Translation

        Saint Thomas
      • Inscription Comment

        S's reversed.
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1856,0701.2044

Pilgrim-badge; lead alloy; form of a bell; inscribed.

Pilgrim-badge; lead alloy; form of a bell; inscribed.

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