2316 – Crescent pendant made of tooth

Physical description:
Pendant made from a pointed animal tooth with a brass clasp at the centre. Suspension loop on the clasp so the tooth hangs in a crescent shape.
Museum classification:
Spells and charms
Size:
32 x 20 x 7
Information:

This object was found in a box labelled 'war time charms'. It was attached to a display board together with animal-shaped charms. 2313-2316 were attached to the same board and others had become detached. I suggest that this object may have originally been collected by Edward Lovett, who collected and wrote about WWI soldiers' mascots. Teeth and crescent shapes were often used in charms. There are a number of examples in Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's folklore collection. T. Cadbury, 16/09/2011.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Metal, brass, tooth

This object was found in a box labelled 'war time charms'. It was attached to a display board together with animal-shaped charms. 2313-2316 were attached to the same board and others had become detached. I suggest that this object may have originally been collected by Edward Lovett, who collected and wrote about WWI soldiers' mascots. Teeth and crescent shapes were often used in charms. There are a number of examples in Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's folklore collection. T. Cadbury, 16/09/2011.