Pilgrim badge of Edward the Confessor

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By SA2.0
Object type: Aestel
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 22/06/2023
Location: Southwark, London


About a century after his death, in 1161, Pope Alexander III canonised Edward. He was the re-founder of Westminster abbey which has his shrine at its heart.