Secular pewter badge: Earl of Warwick livery
Time period: late 14th - 15th Century
Product Dimensions:Width x Height; 29 x 67mm
The famous badge of the ragged staff, upon which, in relief, is a cross and the inscription 'Maria Ora', (Mary pray for me). The Earls of Warwick were certainly among the most powerful of late medieval houses. The ragged staff was used as a badge by the Beauchamps and by their successors to the Earldom of Warwick, the Nevilles.
Period: 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD