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Faithful dog


Faithful dog

Century: 14th, 15th
Faithful dog. Medieval Market, badges faithful dog



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oR0551see descriptionHand-made 7.00 EUR

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How old?: 1375-1450.
Finding place: Rotterdam, Nieuwlande, Dordrecht, London.
Details: h.: 30mm, w. 25mm.
Meaning: Dog is a symbol of faithfulness. Especially of faithful love. Although some badges represent hounds, which could be presentation of one's hunting hobby. I have no doubts that this little sign with "AOMA" written on it is a symbol of faithful love. This pattern is replica of finding from Nieuwlande, dated 1375-1425.



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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