Renaissance Silver Devotional Pendant of Saint James Apostle

Code: 10261


£180.00
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This is a wonderful Renaissance silver medalet/badge, dating to the late 16th and early 17th century. It depicts Saint James wearing a pilgrims cloak, standing beneath a canopied border. Such medals would have been purchased at sacred shrines (likely Compostella in Spain) as a proof of a pilgrimage, or as protection from travelers. It has survived in very good antique condition.

OBJECT: Medalet / Badge

CULTURE: Renaissance

DATE: c. 16th - 17th century

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 33mm x 21mm

WEIGHT: 2.52 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. G. Scholfield Collection, Bath.

Renaissance Silver Devotional Pendant of Saint James Apostle