Series: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London (Book 7)
Hardcover: 362 pages
Publisher: Boydell Press; New edition (May 20, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
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Excellent quality photos, and the badges are almost all shown actual size. The text is informative and interesting and gives details which a photo often cannot (for instance, about residual organic components of wood, paper, etc.). There is even a great photo of a cuttlebone mold! I'd highly recommend this book to any interested in pewter badges, especially if, like me, you make them.
Pilgrims badges were big business in the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. As it has always been people's tendency to adopt a "holier than thou" attitude, and the purchase of a badge or pin that would show that you had visited some shrine or other fulfills that need perfectly. This book is an excellent reference on these badges, with many plates and detailed descriptions.Buy this book...it can't hurt you to know something about these.
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