Lead pilgrim badge or token

Pilgrim badges were pinned or stitched to a pilgrim's clothing and were souvenirs of a visit to a popular shrine.  St Ninian's shrine at Whithorn was one of the most popular pilgrim destinations in Medieval Scotland.   Retangular leadplate with a full length portrait of a bishop and Lombardic script down both long edges.  The bishop holds a crozier in his left hand and the right hand is raised in blessing.  At his foot is a pascal lamb.  A pair of possible shackles by his left foot may associate the figure with St Ninian or St Leonard.
Object no :
WTAC009n
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Dimensions :
length 36mm, width 30mm
Materials :
lead
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