Medieval London

The Dunstable Swan Jewel Livery Badge

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Title

The Dunstable Swan Jewel Livery Badge

Subject

Livery Badge

Description

The Dunstable Swan Jewel is a livery badge of extremely high quality and craftsmanship, and dates to c. 1400. It is made out of an opaque white enamel and gold. This is an expensive livery badge, and it would have belonged to a prominent supporter of a rich and powerful family, probably either the Lancaster family or De Bohun family. Durnig the reign of Henry IV, the swan became associated with the Prince of Wales. Although there are written descriptions of other similarly fine livery badges, this is the only one that survives today.

Date

c. 1400

Contributor

Mary-Kate Rame

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Livery Badge

Physical Dimensions

Height: 3.300 cm
Width: 3.500 cm (without chain)

Files

Collection

Citation

“The Dunstable Swan Jewel Livery Badge,” Medieval London, accessed November 19, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/79.
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