Search 60,048 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Best lightweight guides
Best lightweight guides for before and after your Camino, just 1.4 oz (40 grams)!
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

Pilgrimage Badges and Souvenirs

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
If you are in London it is well worth a visit to the Museum of London's medieval gallery.
In 2004 I was fortunate to spend some time with John Clark, the curator, who took us into the depths of the museum and showed us two trays of metal Santiago souvenirs not on display.

You can see them here:
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/piclib ... sp?id=1087

A good resource for learning more is Brian Spencer's "Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges". He examines the souvenirs collected at centres of religious attraction as well as finds from excavations in London during the 1970s to early 1990s, mainly from waterfront sites. Copies of one of the medieval metal scallop shells on display (I think it is exhibit No.33) is sold by the CSJ as a small brooch. Next to it is a small jewelled cross with a hidden cavity, thought to be a reliquiary containing a tiny sliver of the true cross embedded in wax.
Stirring stuff!
 
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Camino Creative Credencial Workshop
A two-part workshop that guides you into creating a credencial and shares it online
A

Anonymous

Guest
Just bookmarked the Museum of London, link. Thanks.

St. Menas...little clay bottles (ampullae)...discovered by the archeologists in ...Heidleburg in Germany, Milan in Italy, Dalmata in Yugoslavia, Marceille in France, Dengela in Sudan, and Jerusalem.

Hmm...Interesting. Wonder if he's known in Spain?

best,

xm 8)
 
Fine art photography from the Camino Ways.
Camino Creative Credencial Workshop
A two-part workshop that guides you into creating a credencial and shares it online

William Marques

Moderator
Staff member
The museum of London is interesting but if you go there to look for pilgrim badges you will be dissapointed unless you do what Silvia did and make and appointment with one of the curators to show you more than what they have in display. There are a few but not many in their public dispay cases. I went there earlier this year researching a short article on the subject for the CPR and found this to my cost.

The Bian Spencer book is an academic/reference work so not for light reading and they have a copy of it in the nearby Guildhall Library.

If anyone had detaled information I can use especially on badges from Rome and Santiago please e-mail me.
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
William, check out Compostela's "Museo de las Peregrinaciones." I saw an exhibit with badges once, can't recall if it was a permanent or temporary exhibition. They have a web site, http://www.mdperegrinacions.com/, u could also e-mail them. Best, xm 8)
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Does anyone have the metal brooch sold by the Confraternity of St James? I have lost mine and need a photograph of it for an aticle.
I would be truly grateful if anyone could send me a photograph of the brooch in a fairly high resolution.
 
Camino de Santiago of the Canary Islands
The officially recognized Camino de Santiago on the Canary Islands!
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

David

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
First one in 2005 from Moissac, France.
Does anyone have the metal brooch sold by the Confraternity of St James? I have lost mine and need a photograph of it for an aticle.
I would be truly grateful if anyone could send me a photograph of the brooch in a fairly high resolution.

Tricky to take a good photo - is this the one you mean? Have put up three of the same - not very well photographed - I'm not very good at it! These are reduced but if any are any good for you I could mail you the original full size (even try to take a better photo!)



csj badge 1.jpg
[/ATTACH] csj badge 3.jpg
csj badge 2.jpg
 
Last edited:

David

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
First one in 2005 from Moissac, France.
Does anyone have the metal brooch sold by the Confraternity of St James? I have lost mine and need a photograph of it for an aticle.
I would be truly grateful if anyone could send me a photograph of the brooch in a fairly high resolution.

Oh - and I have two authentic copies of 14th century badges in my Ebay pilgrimsupplies shop - they are about 1.75 inches across (45 mms)
Could send you one if it would be helpful ...


type 1 badge.jpg type 2 badge.jpg
 

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 105 ratings
Downloads
15,620
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
8,270
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,963
Updated
Top