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This double heart-shaped silver brooch dates from the late 18th century.

Double heart brooch of silver, the front lightly engraved with short lines and three stars, and with I R, I M B and D P inscribed on the back, by Alexander Stewart, Inverness

The brooch is similar in design to the heart-shaped brooches worn by native Americans. Such brooches were used as one of the many bartered goods in the fur trade.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-488-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NGA 257
Date: Late 18th century
Material: Silver. Inscription: On back: I R / I M B / D P / A.S / INS / INS
Dimensions: 75 mm L x 53 mm W
Subject: Jewellery - brooches with old-type pins (NMAS Classification)
Who: Alexander Stewart, Inverness (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Inverness-shire, Inverness
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