Medieval crosslet badge

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Beskrivelse: Medieval Cross 'Knights of the Holy Sepulchre' Badge - Korsfarer-merke -
Årstall: 1400-1700 e.Kr.
Tidsepoke: Middelalder - nyere tid.
Materiale: Kobberlegering
Bredde: 24 mm

Funnopplysninger:

Funnet av: Christian Christiansen
Dato: 10-17 mars 2012
Land: England
Fylke: Essex
Kommune: Colchester
Type terreng: Dyrket mark

Beskrivelse

 Match og id:
Portable Antiquitie Scheme -PAS-

 

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Unique ID: OXON-95FEF6
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PAS:

Cross-shaped mount

Early Tudor, about 1485-1540AD

 


Medieval ‘Knights of the Holy Sepulchre’ Badge
Copper-alloy, 24 mm across. Circa 13th-14th century AD.
A copper-alloy badge formed in the shape of a cross-crosslet, the symbol of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
The ‘Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem’ was an order of knighthood under the protection of the Pope,
formed around 1099 AD by Duke Godfrey of Bouillon, the leader of the First Crusade.
It was established for the protection of pilgrims travelling to the Holy land and was recognised by a papal Bull in about 1113 AD. Reference: Mitchiner, M. Medieval Pilgrim & Secular Badges, London, 1986.

 

 

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