The Oak Interior May 2022

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Lot 1

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£1300.00

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A 14th century secular pewter badge, designed as a falcon perched on falconer's glove, extensive nature's gilding, 65mm high This badge is a symbol for celebrating chivalric feats or outdoor pursuits� See Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', p. 300, no. 297a� for a similar example


Lot 2

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£190.00

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A 15th Century pewter pilgrims badge, designed as scabbard for a dagger, 75mm long This badge represents weapon from which Thomas Becket was slain� For a similar example see Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', pp. 96 and 97


Lot 3

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£340.00

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Two 14th century pewter pilgrims' badges, both with the bust of a male, one Thomas Becket, each within decorative borders, one with traces of natures's gilding, 22mm diameter to 28mm diameter (2) �These badges are believed to have been used as good luck charms, magical formula or love charms� �For a similar example see Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', p. 324


Lot 4

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£280.00

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A 14th/15th century pewter pilgrim's badge, designed with a letter 'M' below a crown, 32mm high �The badge represents a device for Mary, Queen of Heaven� See Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', p. 156, for a similar example


Lot 5

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£190.00

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A 15th century pewter pilgrim's badge, designed as the standing figure of Henry VI within a diamond frame , 30mm high The badge represents a 'cult' which formed after Henry VI was put to death in the Tower of London (24 May 1471), the badge would have been sold at Henry's shrine in St. George's Chapel, Windsor� �For a similar example see Brian Spencer, Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges, page 190, number 208a


Lot 6

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£320.00

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A 15th century pewter secular badge, the badge depicting a holly sprig 42mm long� This badge represents a Christmas game where men would wear this type of holly badge and the woman would wear the 'Champions of the Ivy'. �For a similar example see Brian Spencer, Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges, p. 308, no. 306a


Lot 7

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£220.00

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A 14th century pewter pilgrim's rattle, the compressed rattle containing the original crushed cockleshell, 50mm high This rattle would have been used on pilgrimages with the cockleshell possibly representing the nearest English equivalent to the scallop, the symbol of pilgrimage. �For a similar example see Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', page 210


Lot 8

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£300.00

Description

Three Medieval pilgrims' badges, 14th and 15th century, to include a section of rattle, a half-section of St Thomas's horse and a bust of St. Thomas, (3)


Lot 9

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£220.00

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A 15th century pewter pilgrims' badge, designed as a cockerel, 42mm long� The badge represents a symbol for lust and adultery� See Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', p. 316, no. 315b


Lot 10

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£1600.00

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A 14th/15th century pewter pilgrim's ampullae, of costrell shape, with the figure of St. Thomas to either end, 47mm wide See Brian Spencer, 'Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges', p. 70, no. 24a