Pilgrim's Badge

Title

Pilgrim's Badge

Description

(information attached to image)Pilgrim's Badge with loops for sewing to clothing. It is of pewter, dates to the late twelfth/early thirteenth century and depicts SS. Peter and Paul, the former holding a very large key, the latter a sword. Found in excavations at High Street, Dublin, 1968. It is of Roman origin and it is on record that Pope Innocent III gave the Canons of St. Peter's the sole right to cast badges of this particular type. Very few badges of this kind have been found in western Europe and the only other example from a datable context was discovered in recent years in excavations of thirteenth century material in the old town of Bergen in Norway. (Photo. National Museum of Ireland.)

Subject

Saint Peter, Saint Paul, key, sword

Type

Image

Artist / Creator / Agent, etc.

Rae, Edwin

Contributor's Role

collector

TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) URI

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS), The Heritage Council of Ireland

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Rights

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The Board of Trinity College Dublin

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