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Lot 1140

Medieval Knight's Hospitaller Badge and Corpus Christi

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Description

Circa 14th-15th century AD A mixed group of religious iconographic items comprising: a cast bronze figure of Christ from a crucifix; a gilt bronze pin badge of the cross-crosslet used by the Knights Hospitallers. Cf. Mitchiner, M. Medieval Pilgrim & Secular Badges, London, 1986 items 939-41. 8.81 grams, 46-59 mm (1 1/4-2 1/4") From an important West Country collection. The 'Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem' was an order of knighthood under the protection of the Pope, formed around 1099 AD by Duke Godfrey of Bouillon, the leader of the First Crusade. It was established for the protection of pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land and was recognised by a papal Bull in about 1113 AD. [2, No Reserve]

Condition

Fine condition.
Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate £80 – £120
Starting Bid £80
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4:00 AM - Mar 16, 2012
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