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from Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire

Charm
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This goose's larynx, curved into a circle and containing small stones or pellets of lead shot, was used as a charm. It is from Balmaghie in Kirkcudbrightshire. It was given to the Museum in 1889.

Charm made of a goose's thrapple curved into a circle and containing small stones, from Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, 18th or 19th century

The charm was used to protect against whooping cough by the last owner when she was a girl, her mother hanging it around her neck.

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