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Vintage Sterling Silver Scottish Thistle Brooch

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SKU: JY-BH-0043

1 in stock

This finely detailed Sterling Silver brooch is decorated with a Citrine semi-precious stone as part of the thistle head.

Assayed in Edinburgh in 1962.  The Edinburgh Thistle assay mark was used until 1975.

Diameter 33mm

£65.00

1 in stock

Product Description

LEGEND
THISTLE
    The Thistle is the National emblem of Scotland - and here is the story of how it came about.  In 1263AD, Haakon of Norway attacked Scotland with a huge army of Vikings. There was a terrible storm at sea and many ships ran aground on the Scottish shoreline. As survivors struggled ashore a soldier stepped on a thistle, crying out alerted a sentry. So on 2nd October near Largs Alexander III, King of the Scots defeated the Vikings. Hence the Thistle became the National flower of Scotland. A great story!

Additional information

Design

Thistle

Metal

Sterling Silver

History

Legends

Origins

Scotland

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