A Medieval Pilgrims Souvenir Of Beckets Scabbard.reference no SN11263
A very high quality large pewter scabbard, circa 14th -15th century AD.
This item which has much light decoration on both sides is a pilgrims souvenir and is the scabbard of the sword which killed Thomas Becket.
It would have held a small sword which would have resembled that of Reginald fitzurse who was the knight that killed Becket. n 1170 AD.
These item were purchased by pilgrims on their travels to shrines such as Canterbury and walsingham, and used to show their faith and acts of pilgrimage.
Of a large style and type.
River Thames London foreshore excavations in the 1970s.
Ex. Private collection 1970s.
As with all of my antiquities and coins this item comes complete with display box together with a certificate of authenticity.