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Badges of St. Thomas Beckett: 14th century

Badges of St. Thomas Beckett: 14th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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Two pilgrim badges of Thomas Beckett. The badge on the left is a souvenir badge of the reliquary that held the top of Thomas Becket's skull in Canterbury cathedral. The reliquary was a life-sized bust of St Thomas and was covered in gold, silver and jewels. Becket's head badges are the most common pilgrimage souvenirs found today - several hundred have been discovered in London alone. The badge on the right depicts the return of St Thomas Becket from exile in France in December 1170, only a month before his murder.

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1301 AD - 1400 AD
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