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Charm

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from Aberdeen

Postcard of Charm.
000-100-103-774-C
© National Museums Scotland

Charm

This 'love' charm come from Aberdeen and was used in the 18th century. It consists of a copper heart pierced with holes, with a larger hole for suspension. The lozenge-shaped pattern of nine holes may have had a ritual significance.

Love charm consisting of a copper heart pierced with holes, from Aberdeenshire, 18th century


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Online ID: 000-100-103-774-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NO 71
Date: 18th century
Material: Copper
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Subject: Jewellery: charms, amulets (NMAS Classification)
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Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire
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References:
  • Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 64 (1929-30), p 10 
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