[S29 Cockerel]

Secular pewter badge:

  • Time period: 14th - 15th Century
  • Origin:London, England
  • Materials: Pewter
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9cm width x 2.0cm height

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In the medieval period the cockerel was universally recognised as a symbol of lust and lechery, the young men of London reputedly wearing cockerel badges to advertise their virility.

The cockerel also has strong religious significance, being symbolic of vigilance; hence its common use as a weathervane, turning in all directions to watch for the powers of evil.

Period: 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD

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