2324 – Shrapnel amulet

Physical description:
Amulet made from a piece of shrapnel, pierced at the top by a ring for suspension.
Museum classification:
Spells and charms
Size:
19 x 19 x 8
Information:

This object was found in a box labelled 'war time charms'. It was attached to a display board together with other charms including pieces of shrapnel. 2321-2328 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. A piece of shell was a popular amulet against being hit by another shell. T. Cadbury, 16/09/2011.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Metal, steel

This object was found in a box labelled 'war time charms'. It was attached to a display board together with other charms including pieces of shrapnel. 2321-2328 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. A piece of shell was a popular amulet against being hit by another shell. T. Cadbury, 16/09/2011.