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Letter "A"


Letter "A"

Century: 14th, 15th
Letter



CODEMaterial
Standard
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Price
oR0581see descriptionHand-made 7.00 EUR

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How old?: 1375-1500
Finding place: England, the Netherlands (Reimerswaal), Germany
Details: h.:37mm w.: 30mm
Meaning: Lover's token. Letter "A" comes for latin "AMOR" or "AMOR VINCIT OMNIA" which is translated as "Love conquers everything". Popular motive for people in love. Such badge might have been a gift for lover. This pattern comes from XVth. century England.



Pewter badges were first introduced as pilgrim souvenirs from different places of Christian cult around Europe and the Holy Land. The earliest findings of this type comes from about second half of XII th. century, fall of their popularity is beginning of XVI th. century. They're closely connected with development of pilgrimages among Christians. Pilgrim badges were a solid prove of finishing a long journey to places were once saints lived. About XIV th. century secular badges also appeared.

ATTENTION: dates showed in this catalogue tells only how old was the material used for the original. It doesn't mean that the badge was used only then.
The pewter badges as well as their descriptions are provided to us by Bartosz Sołtysiak who bases them on historical sources.





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