A late medieval to early post-medieval pilgrim's badge depicting the archangel, Saint Michael.

The badge is of openwork design, cast in copper alloy, and is of the sew-on type, with an integral loop (now open) on the back for this purpose. It depicts the winged archangel, with shield and in full armour, trampling on the dragon (representing the Devil), and about to kill it with his sword.

It is likely that the badge originated from the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel off the Normandy coast, possibly the foremost shrine throughout all France.