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Free museum in London
Pilgrim badge in the form of a vernicle, a souvenir of the Veronica in Rome (the Veronica was the veil of St Veronica). Veronica had been moved to pity by the sight of Christ carrying his cross and gave him her veil to wipe his forehead. When he gave it back to her, the image of his face had been miraculously impressed on it. Production Date: Late Medieval; 15th century
The game of the Four Seasons: making gaming counters
14th century wooden tric-trac board (backgammon) and gaming piece excavated at the Breestraat, Leiden, the Netherlands. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Netherlands. The board fragment measures 26.5 x 12.5 cm and is inlaid with different types of wood. The tableman has an incised circle decoration and a diameter of 2.7 cm.