Wild Boar
[boar badge]

Pilgrim badge: Wild Boar

  • Time period: 15th Century
  • Origin: England
  • Materials: Pewter
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5cm width x 2.5cm height.

Further details:

The wild boar was the favoured symbol of Richard III. The word 'boar' may also be a pun on the latin work for York - 'ebor'.

Potted history;

Badge making did not only serve a religious market. It occupied a position in all aspects of life as for example, political and military to show allegiance, celebrate amorous intent, and indicate sporting interests, often with a satirical flavour.

Period: 1400 - 1500 AD
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