Brooch used as a talisman at Rosehearty, Banffshire

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Brooch used as a talisman at Rosehearty, Banffshire

This silver luckenbooth brooch was used as a talisman at Rosehearty in Banffshire.

Silver luckenbooth brooch used as a charm at Rosehearty in Banffshire

Luckenbooth brooches were often pinned inside the clothing as a protection against supernatural forces, illness and death. They were given to nursing mothers to protect their milk, and then passed on to the children.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-734-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NO 48
Date: 18th or 19th century
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 20 mm H x 19 mm W
What: Charm
Subject: Jewellery: charms, amulets (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Rosehearty
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