1484 – Hand

Physical description:
Replica of a Roman bronze protective hand, incorporating a ram's head and other symbolic shapes.
Museum classification:
Protection
Information:
Scarborough Museum has a small metal hand (held open) which was carried as a good luck charm by a soldier during WWI, and is described as a "King Edward's Hand" (informatiion provided by Tabitha Cadbury - see her report 'The Clarke Collection of Charms and Amulets' in the museum library).
Resource:
Object
Materials:
Bronze
Copyright ownership:
Treetrunk Ltd.
Scarborough Museum has a small metal hand (held open) which was carried as a good luck charm by a soldier during WWI, and is described as a "King Edward's Hand" (informatiion provided by Tabitha Cadbury - see her report 'The Clarke Collection of Charms and Amulets' in the museum library).