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Crowning of penis

Crowning of penis

Century: XIV, XV
Crowning of penis. Medieval Market, badges crowning of penis

CODE Material
oR0570see descriptionHand-made 7.00 EUR

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How old?: 1375-1425.
Finding place: 's-Hertogenbosch.
Details: h.: 29mm, w.: 24mm.
Meaning: Badge like this colud have been given to a man going on a pilgrimage (penis is holding walking stick and a bag). It means that a person was promised to have sex when he comes back or that he already had sex with his love before going (that would explain why it's being given a crown). It was kind of a funny memento about his love for person.

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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