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Tudor period silver hat badge

£120.00

Code: 11170



This is a Tudor silver hat badge, dating to the 16th century. The back of the badge retains part of the original '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 is an excavated example from a private collection of Tudor period jewellery.

OBJECT: Hat Badge

CULTURE:  Tudor

DATE: c. 1490 - 1590 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 21.13mm x 15.32mm x 12.69mm 

WEIGHT:  2.32 grams

PROVENANCE:  Ex-Private Collection, Wiltshire.