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TITLE
Brotche
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351_P105
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31163
KEYWORDS
brooches
names
amulets
superstitions
jewels
Brotche

This brooch belonged to Campbell of Glen Lyon. It was made in silver with a bar across it. One side was covered in pearls and rough gems while the other had the names of the three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchoir and Baltazar, on it. The names were often said to give protection and the brooch was probably a consecrated brooch worn as an amulet as well as for decoration.

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant

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Brotche

1760s

brooches; names; amulets; superstitions; jewels

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This brooch belonged to Campbell of Glen Lyon. It was made in silver with a bar across it. One side was covered in pearls and rough gems while the other had the names of the three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchoir and Baltazar, on it. The names were often said to give protection and the brooch was probably a consecrated brooch worn as an amulet as well as for decoration.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant