Pilgrim Badge: Flowering Crucifix


Material: Pewter
Dimensions: Height: 7cm / 2 ¾in, Width: 6cm / 2 ⅜in
Place of Origin: Probably Walsingham, Norfolk, England
Date: 15th century
Maker or Retailer: Unknown
Present Location: Private collection


This pilgrim badge shows the miracle of the Cross bursting into flower at Eastertide; however, the figure of Christ is still present.


The rather crude pin, still intact, is visible on the reverse. The badge was found in the bed of the River Thames in London.


  • Mitchiner, M., 1986, Medieval and Secular Pilgrim Badges, Hawkins Publications, ISBN 13: 9780904173192
  • Spencer, B., 1980, Mediaeval pilgrim badges from Norfolk. Norfolk Museums Service, ISBN 13: 9780903101257

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