Pewter by Lionheart Replicas

Lionheart Replicas- Colin Torode

Lionheart Replicas has been making replica medieval pewter since 1995. Metal working is in Colin's blood, as his family have been blacksmiths since the 18th century. Forging iron isn't the only type of metalworking that runs in the family, as Colin has a picture of a lead casting made by his great great grandfather in 1858.

All of Lionheart's replicas are taken from original surviving artefacts, most of which are in major museums. Lionheart's customers range from re-enactors worldwide to major European museums. Colin has worked either with or for museums such as the British Museum, The Museum of London and the Mary Rose Trust. Colin would like to thank the museum staff who have assisted in research, primarily the staff at the Museum of London, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and The British Museum. Thanks are also due to Dr Charles Knightley for help with the Walraversijde badges.


Lionheart Replicas have been elected members of the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen. The ABPC was formed in 1970 by the pewter trade and the Worshipful Company of Pewterers; its main purpose being to promote high standards of workmanship. Their touchmark of the heart flanked by L & H is now registered with the association in exactly the same way as such marks were controlled by the Worshipful Company in the medieval period.

Historical information on Pilgrim Badges, Secular badges and brooches and Lover's tokens is available by clicking on this link:

The History of Pewter Jewelry and Trinkets.

Please note: Many of our customers complained that the thick, cast pin on other reproductions made holes in their clothing and broke off quickly; we have elected to carry Lionheart's badges because they are fitted with a modern tie-type pin and clutch which will not mar clothing, and which will not break off. The pin is not historical, but cannot be seen when the badge is afixed to clothing or hat. It seems a good compromise to us- please let us know what you think!

Photos: Colin demonstrates pewter casting on site at Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire.



Badge, Flowering heart lovers' token, 14th-15th century

Badge, Flowering heart lovers' token, 14th-15th century

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...

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Badge, Pierced heart lovers' token, 15th century

Badge, Pierced heart lovers' token, 15th century

The heart was the primary symbol of love and many examples of heart badges have been found. In this example, the heart is crowned (a relatively...

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Badge, Pilgrim, Croix Bellaert, Sinten, 15th century

Badge, Pilgrim, Croix Bellaert, Sinten, 15th century

The popular shrine of Croix Bellaert, or belled cross was sited at Sinten, near Dunkirk in France (Now Petit-Synthe). Whilst digging a well in the...

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Badge, Pilgrim, Saint Michael, 14th-15th century

Badge, Pilgrim, Saint Michael, 14th-15th century

In the Middle Ages the Archangel Michael was regarded as a leader of the spiritual forces in the fight against evil. He was also regarded as a...

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Badge, Pilgrim, St. Thomas Becket, 14th century

Badge, Pilgrim, St. Thomas Becket, 14th century

Becket’s martyrdom in 1170 at the hands of King Henry II’s knights established Canterbury’s position as the principal English...

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Badge, Secular, Longbow, 15th century

Badge, Secular, Longbow, 15th century

The meaning of this badge is unclear. It may proclaim its wearer’s interest or proficiency in archery. Alternatively, it may be a lover’s...

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Badge, Secular, Longbowman, 14thˆearly 15th century

Badge, Secular, Longbowman, 14thˆearly 15th century

The original from which this badge is copied was found in Canterbury, while a number of similar badges have been found in London and in Europe. The...

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Brooch, Annular w/ amethyst, citrine 14–15 C.

Brooch, Annular w/ amethyst, citrine 14–15 C.

The original artefact from which this replica is taken was found in the River Seine. Items of pewter jewelry such as this imitated the magnificent...

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Brooch, Devotional annular 'Ave Maria', 13th century

Brooch, Devotional annular 'Ave Maria', 13th century

Annular brooches were used for securing clothing, however the delicate nature and small size of this example suggests a purely decorative use. The...

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Brooch, Heart w/ stones, 14th century

Brooch, Heart w/ stones, 14th century

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Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1"

Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1"

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Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1/2"

Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1/2"

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Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1/2"

Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 1/2"

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Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 3/4"

Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 14th-15th C., 3/4"

Pewter buckles were not as common in the period as were copper alloy ones, although those that were made often seem to have been imitating in style...

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Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 15th C., 1"

Buckle and Chape Set, Pewter, 15th C., 1"

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