Lot 1140 View Catalog
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]
|Estimate||£80 – £120|
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