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Brooch used as a talisman at Rosehearty, Banffshire

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Brooch used as a talisman at Rosehearty, Banffshire
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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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