My selection of the detecting finds recorded at the PAS in the week ended 24 November 2023.
Pilgrim badge of Mary, Eve and the Tree of Life
A 15th century pilgrim badge. The scene being depicted is uncommon which makes this a Find of Note.
Tree of Life and Death Flanked by Eve and Mary-Ecclesia
The design bears a close parallel with this work by Berthold Furtmeyr in 1480 in a missal created for the Archbishop of Salzburg.
On the right side of the pilgrim badge is a naked figure and on the left a robed figure, possibly with a halo. Between them is a tree with a snake.
The two figures are, therefore, Eve and Mary respectively with the Tree of Life between them. It presents Eve as the mirror image of Mary: ‘Eve cause of all sin; Mary cause of merit’