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A pilgrim badge is a badge typically made of base metal such as pewter or another lead alloy which was worn in the medieval period by Roman Catholic pilgrims. They travelled to sites of Christian pilgrimage, such as in England Canterbury Cathedral, the site of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket. Their use flourished in the Middle Ages in Europe, particularly in the 14th and 15th centuries, but declined after the Protestant Reformation of the mid-16th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim_badge
Saw a small lead St Thomas' bell aka prilgram badge the other day! The bell would have been worn on the body in some manner purchased after prilgrimage to the cathedral. The bell in question was found by a metal detector on the banks of the Thames. ‎- Halil

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