As the primary symbol of love in the middle ages the heart was a favoured subject for jewellery. For the nobility, this took the form of magnificent silver or gold brooches, often set with precious stones and accompanied by amatory mottoes. Pewter badges, in imitation of these jewels, were also common, and these would have been produced for ordinary people to give and wear as symbols of love.
This classic charm depicts a heart, pierced and crowned, bearing the motto “MOI AOI” (Me, Yes!). Faithfully given and worn to declare one’s love.
Charm may be used with a hanger or stitched to a hat, hood or bag.
Individually hand cast in Canada.
Lead free pewter
Van Beuningen, Inv. #1259, c. 1400-1450
size 33mm X 47mm)
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 September, 2012.