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Tudor silver gilt hat pin / badge Salvator Mundi


Code: 11039

This is a complete Tudor silver-gilt 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 accessory used to embellish the hats of high-status individuals and are discussed by Gaimster et al (2002: 169-173). See also SUR-C6DA03YORYM-589235SWYOR-C08232 and NMS-AA0079 for further types and discussion. 

This example depicts the head of Christ, depicted without the crown of thorns typical iconography of the Salvator Mundi. It is a very good example, intact and from a private collection of Tudor hat pins. Rare!

OBJECT: Hat Badge


DATE: c. 1490 - 1590 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver-gilt

SIZE: 20mm x 13mm x 6mm

WEIGHT:  3.14 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.