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Alan's Master of Defence Collar and Medallion

I was given the opportunity to make the medallion for Master Alan's elevation to the Order of Defence. I was told the theme he was going for was based around the Mary Rose, and generally the Tudor period. It was also suggested to avoid a leather based collar, although that was the preference of the person sponsoring him. Design Mary Rose During my preliminary research, I did some looking around the  Mary Rose museum's website , since they have a small sample of their collection online. I briefly considered doing something based off a boatswain's whistle  (image #6) they had in their collection, since their description said they were used more as a badge of office instead of an actual whistle. It was also conveniently on a white ribbon already to contribute to the proper regalia. However, I decided this would be too small to be a recognizable medallion, and while amusing, difficult to use in a melee due to the masks. I also sent an email to their collections departme