Pilgrim badges were sold in the medieval period as souvenirs of pilgrimage. All of the badges below are accurate copies of surviving pewter artefacts. They are made of pewter and are delivered with a pewter needle after the originals. We recommend that the badges also are sewn fast since the needle is not so strong, which all the archaeological finds shows.
The medieval society was religiously to an extent that is difficult to imagine today. The saints was seen as God’s representative on earth and to visit a shrine yielded many benefits, like hope to recover from an illness or forgiveness of sins. The shrine and buildings was thought to also contain some power from the saints, so pilgrims started to take small pieces with them. But when the church saw how their buildings were slowly destroyed, the idea was born to produce souvenirs to satisfy the pilgrims’ “hunger”.