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"Dolphin" pilgrim badge

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Badges of this type were worn by followers of Charles V of France, in reference to his nickname 'The Dauphiné'. Not just a symbol of a great French ruler though, the dolphin also came to represent the virtues of love, diligence and speed, therefore becoming a favourite emblem for sailors too.

14th century
France

material: pewter
length: 26 mm
width: 28 mm
weight: 6 g

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