Earl of Warwick Livery Badge - Bear & Ragged Staff
[S39 Warwick Bear and Rag]

Secular pewter badge: The Humane Rider - Folly Badge

  • Time period: C14th - 15th Century
  • Origin: London, England
  • Materials: Pewter
  • Product Dimensions:Width x Height;  46 x 40mm

Further details:

The bear & ragged staff is one of the most famous & recognisable of medieval household badges. It was used by the Earls of Warwick throughout the 14th & 15th centuries, most famously by Richard Neville (the ‘Kingmaker’) 1428-71. Pewter livery badges were distributed to a nobleman’s ‘affinity’ as a means to ensure support & loyalty. 

Period: 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD
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