This badge is in the form of a medieval hood, with collar (gorget) and ribbon (tippet). The hood is shown upside-down, repurposed as a sack for holding fruit. The ribbon is shown tied around the gorget to close the sack. Seven cherries can be seen protruding from the hood’s opening. There is a pin attached to the reverse.
Badges like these may be a talismanic token invoking unexpected riches, symbolised by a spontaneous harvest of fruit.
This badge was discovered in Salisbury.
15th century l. 38 x w. 30mm