Metal detector enthusiast Paul King was thrilled while trying out new equipment to discover a silver pilgrim badge depicting one of the companions of St. Ursula. Now he will see his find on display at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. (photo)
The silver badge is a rare find. Most pilgrim badges, popular between the 12th and 16th centuries, were made of lead alloys, rather than precious metal. The martyred St. Ursula is associated with Cologne, Germany.