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Brooch (piece), believed to have been used as charm

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found at Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Brooch (piece), believed to have been used as charm
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This piece of an octagonal Highland ring brooch was found on a battlefield at Falkirk in Stirlingshire. It dates from the 16th or 17th century and is believed to have been used as a charm.

Made of brass, the flat ring is divided into compartments in which grotesque animals and a simple fan motif alternate. The back is plain.

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