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St Thomas Becket Bust Pilgrim Badge, Hand Cast In Lead Free Pewter & Boxed With A Brief Historical Descripition
Bust of Saint Thomas Becket Pilgrim Badge. Dated to the 1400's, this badge shows the Archbishop, wearing the richly decorated mitre and amice. The bust shows sideburns, a drooping moustache and a fixed, unrelenting stare. Below the figure is the lettering T:H:O:M:A:S. Murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, Becket was the most popular of the English saints and Canterbury became an international destination for pilgrimage.
Height 7cm. With lapel pin fixing.