A scallop or: A shell makes for a good pilgrimage
The scallop is the symbol of St James, the patron saint of pilgrims. Since the Middle Ages his grave in Santiago de Compostela in Spain has been the goal of one of the most important Christian pilgrimages. That is why this shell is also the badge of those pilgrims who are on their way to his shrine. In recent decades the traditional route leading there, which is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage, has again been attracting large numbers of pilgrims.