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    Artifacts from the Ribault Survivors' Encampment • 1565

    Unclassified , Embellished Variant • Ca. 1565-1570 This doublet button form strongly resembles and is probably very closely related to the Menéndez classification shown above. Identical to the aforementioned typology in construction and site-related association, it differs from Menéndez examples only in details of its facial design. The example shown was originally gilded, and, like its related counterpart, it features a central raised, nipple-like protrusion. Emanating from the center out

    Spanish Buttons and Buckles, Ca. 1565-1675

    Faceted and Stippled Doublet Button • Ca. 1650-1675 This very late, cast brass doublet button example features a slightly raised and hexagonally faceted face with stippled embellishments adorning each of its segmented surfaces. The integrally cast, perforated stem shank that this specimen mounts came to be the most common and popular shank form utilized by the Spanish during the eighteenth century.

    Anastasia • Ca. 1600-1625 Characterized by their very large, circular shanks, members of this classification have been recovered in the St. Augustine vicinity. Made of solid cast brass, examples were either made in two-piece molds and exhibit telltale mold seams (left and right) or were made via the lost wax casting process (center). As the photographs illustrate, these doublet buttons are biconvex in cross section with a variety of similar facial designs consisting of rays or lines emanat

    1200 A.D British Medieval Period Bronze Clothes Fastener.

    In 1500 Henry VII provided funds to the Hospital of the Savoy on the Strand to establish free accommodation to 100 homeless men. The wardens at the hospital were issued with a Tudor rose badge to remind the homeless and the general public of his generosity. Tudor; early 16th century

    Newly Discovered Viking Hoard In Scotland Included A Gold Pin In The Shape Of A Bird.

    Pilgrim Badge impressions

    Pilgrim Badge, pewter cross bow.Date 14th/15th Century The Netherlands

    Mirrorcase. Fifteenth century. This would have been used by pilgrims to capture the reflection of a shrine, so that they could take the magic power of it with them. The crucifixion scene shows Saint John to the left, with a bible, and Mary to the right carrying a purse. Above the figure of Christ is a sun and moon.

    Pilgrim badges, 14th C. Musée National du Moyen Âge

    A rare and beautifully preserved English pewter badge, depicting St. George slaying the dragon and dating to around 1400 - 1550 AD.

    Pilgrim's Badge in the form of a Martyr's palm frond, 14th

    Badge with Martyrdom of Saint Edmund

    Pewter badge

    Pilgrim badge and mould


    Mendel Housebook, Amb. 317.2° Folio 29 verso, c 1425, Nuremberg (Nürnberg)

    medieval button

    14th century lead-alloy devotional panel, approx. 130mm x 90mm © MOLA

    Frans Floris de Vriendt, The Portrait of a Guild Officer, ca. 1563/1565 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

    A cast Medieval bronze retainer's badge or mount showing the 'sun, moon and star' emblem, See Mitchiner, M., Medieval Pilgrim and Secular Badges, page 195 for similar pewter examples. The 'star and crescent' (sun, moon and star) symbols were a traditional badge of the Plantagenets during the period Richard I to Edward I and were also popular in the 14th century. Measures 25mm X 23mm.

    Mold for casting a goddess figurine Nahariya Middle Canaanite Period, 19th-17th century BCE Stone H: 20.8; W: 5.9 cm Israel Antiquities Authority