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False Buckle Pilgrims Badge

Item #358

Date:  1400 - 1500

     English. Found in Salisbury, England. This badge represents the girdle of Thomas Becket which was inspected by Erasmus in the sixteenth century. It is also possibly referring to the girdle which the Virgin Mary dropped from heaven to convince St. Thomas of her Assumption.

           Found In Categories:
            Pilgrim's Badges
            Religious Items
            15th Century