Jousting Mounted Knight Badge
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Lead alloy badges originated as souvenirs sold at the sites of Christian pilgrimages. The earliest findings of this type comes from about second half of 12th century, fall of their popularity is beginning of 16th century with the height of their popularity being in the 14th and 15th centuries. Pilgrim badges could be worn as "proof" of a pilgrimage to a particular site, and from the 14th century other religious and secular badges also became popular.
This replica is made of pewter and measures 42mm buy 36mm. It does not have a pin on the back, it is attached to clothing by sewing it on.
The badge depicts a jousting knight and was most likely a “tournament Badge,” which were sold at tournaments as souvenirs to fans. Badges similar to this can be found throughout Europe in the high middle ages, this replica is based on one found in Reimerswall dated 1350-1400.