History of the Stewarts | Historical Objects
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Linked with the Bute mazer, it was preserved by the family of Bannatyne of Kames and may also come from the court of Robert the Bruce.
The brooch, possibly made in Scotland, belonged to the family of Bannatyne of Kames, a castle and estate on the east of the Island of Bute. Kept as a family heirloom, it was probably worn as a protective charm.