Cross of Bannock Burn, Silver

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At least after the famous movie "Braveheart", the scottish fights for independence became a popular episode of history.

Robert the Bruce, Earl of Carrick, was a member of a respected scottish family and probably spent most of his youth at the court of the english king Edward I. With the beginning fights for independence in 1296, he changed the sides, but he was repeatetly defeated and temporary surrendered under the english power.
But the destruction of the scottish army, consisting of poor weaponed farmers, and the cruel execution of William Wallace in 1305  was not the end of the scottish fight for independence. The exact opposite occurs. Wallace became an adored matyr.

Also Robert the Bruce was defeated for several times. In 1307, he was ostracized by Edward the I., excommunicated by the pope, he lost his land, three of his brother were executed and his family imprisoned. But finally, the death of Edward I. seems to break the lockstep.
After internal scottish fights for supremacy, Robert the Bruce first attacked small english castles and fortresses. In the meantime, Edward II. became king of England and he decided to break the Scotts and their will for independence forever.
But Robert the Bruce imposed the conditions. At the shores of the small river Bannock Burn near of the city of Sterling, the english army occupied their positions. The aera was a wet marsh, convicting the heavy armoured english cavalry to motionlessness. They were annihilated by the scottish pikemen, and Edwards tactics ensured the complete defeat of the english army.

Robert the Bruce became a scottish national hero, and today a memorial is located at the ancient battle field.

This extraordinary, massive silver cross is produced only in number of 150 pieces, and only 45 are left for sale. It is a direct copy of an original find from the ancient battle field at the Bannock Burn and it is directly connected with the battle of 1314. The style with the four swastika ornaments indicates an origin in a scottish workshop. The eylet was reconstructed. The original (pic. 3) was placed to our disposal by a private collector.

Handcrafted from massive high quality 925 silver, will be delivered with gift box, leather thong and certificate. Size ca. 50 x 30 mm.

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