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000-100-103-769-C
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Amulet

This amulet was worn as a cure for kidney disease. It is cylindrical and made of copper inlaid with silver. Such amulets were considered to have medicinal value or curative properties.

The amulet was said to have been worn for many years by a British Army officer serving in India.


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Online ID: 000-100-103-769-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NO 40
Date: Early 19th century
Material: Copper; silver inlay
Dimensions: 0.50" L x 7.16" D
What: Charm
Subject: Jewellery: charms, amulets (NMAS Classification)
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Description: Copper charm inlaid with silver, worn as a cure for kidney disease, early 19th century
References:
  • Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 25 (1890-1), p 404, 407-8 
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