Sutton Hoo "Tiw" Lapel Badge
Product code: LAPTIW
Stamped copper, hard enamel lapel badge featuring image thought to represent the Anglo-Saxon God "Tiw" Size:25mm x 23mm
Stamped copper, hard enamel lapel badge with image thought to represent the Anglo-Saxon God "Tiw". This image of Tiw was found on ornately crafted jewelry from the Sutton Hoo burial. He is possibly the oldest of all the gods worshipped by the early English. From the god Tiw we get the day Tuesday as well as many place names scattered across England. Tiw lost his right hand through an act of bravery and thus his symbol was said to evoke honour and courage. He was the protector of all warriors, but was also said to watch over the disabled, and the left-handed.