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 village a piece of the True Cross was discovered; when the waters of this well proved to have healing properties a large crucifix hung with bells was erected and the shrine was established. The shrine was destroyed during the French revolution. The original of this badge was found at the abandoned 15th century village of Walraversijde, near Ostend, Belgium.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a pin, however, it may be stitched to garment. 

Description: A solid field badge on which is depicted a crucifix with a border of crosses
and rumbler bells, with the inscription ‘Sinten’. Three crude sewing holes near the edge.
Period: 15th C.
Size: 40mm
Material: Lead free pewter
Original: Found in the abandoned fishing village of Walraversijde, near Ostend, Belgium.

Produced in association with the Provincie West-Vlaanderen / Institut voor het Archeologisch Patrimonium


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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 28 September, 2008.