Our Lady Undercroft
[P11 undercroft hanger]

Pilgrim badge: Our Lady Undercroft, Canterbury

  • Time period: First half of 15th Century
  • Origin: Salisbury, England
  • Materials: Pewter
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5cm width x 4.9cm height;

Further details:

This is a type of suspension badge popular at Our Lady undercroft shrine - a secondary Marian shrine at Canterbury - and was designed to be used with a pewter 'S' link, as a suspender for the various pendants that were produced at the time. <p> 

This example has a circular beaded frame within which is a fleur-de-lys, a symbol associated with the Virgin Mary. The badge is supplied with a leaf pendant (as shown) but can be replaced with any appropriate pendant or even a a pearl or coloured stone in suitable mounting. <p>


Period: 1400 - 1500 AD
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