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Cornish Poppy Brooch
Width: 38mm / Height: 38mm
Cornish Poppy Brooch. This beautiful enamelled pewter Cornish poppy brooch displays the bezant shield from the Cornish coat of arms in its centre. It has been created by our skilled craftspeople to commemorate and honour all the brave Cornish men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars and the conflicts since then.
The coat of arms of the Duke of Cornwall is a Crusader shield on which are displayed fifteen golden bezants in the shape of a triangle with the motto One and All. The story of the bezants occurred during the Crusades when the Duke of Cornwall was captured by the Saracens. A ransom of fifteen bezants was demanded (bezants being gold coins named after Byzantium). The people of Cornwall raised the money for the ransom. It was paid and the Duke was set free. The inhabitants had all helped together, one and all, to raise the money; hence the Cornish motto.
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