Product Description: This Pirate Skeleton pin badge is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. The pin badge is mounted on an information card which has a black background and depicts a skull and crossbones with the title Pirates on the front and describes a brief history of pirates on the reverse.
Information: A pirate is someone who travels by ship or boat and commits robbery on the sea or a coastal area. Thousands of pirates were active between 1650-1720, a time known as the “Golden Age” of piracy. Pirates were also known as corsairs or buccaneers. Corsairs were pirates who mainly operated in the Mediterranean Sea and buccaneers were pirates who operated in the Caribbean.
The black flag, with skull-and-crossbones, has been the favourite image of the pirate flag and is commonly known as the “Jolly Roger”. Pirates also used other designs that displayed scary images such as skulls, skeletons, swords and daggers.