This is a complete Tudor silver hat badge, dating to the 16th century. The back of the badge is intact with the S-shaped pin, used to secure the jewel to a hat. These types of hooks are a characteristic category of Tudor dress accessories used to embellish the hats of high-status individuals and are discussed by Gaimster et al (2002: 169-173). This jewel was found in Lincolnshire and recorded as PUBLIC-897314 See also SUR-C6DA03, YORYM-589235, SWYOR-C08232 and NMS-AA0079 for further types and discussion.
This is a very good example, intact and in excellent condition!
OBJECT: Hat Badge
DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.
SIZE: 15.44mm x 12.90mm x 2.25mm
WEIGHT: 2.74 grams
PROVENANCE: Originally found in Lincolnshire #PUBLIC-897314
Please fill in the information below