Haunted and Historic Portsmouth, NH
Founded in 1623, the vibrant city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is bound to have a few skeletons in it's closet. New England Curiosities offers a variety of…
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This amulet charm consists of two heart-shaped plaques, both slightly convex, joined with a narrow strip of silver. The engraved, cursive inscription on the back reads: "Samuel R C Moffat / of Portsmouth New / Hampshire New / England in North / America." Engraved on the front is a cartouche with a shield-shaped heraldic device with several bird images. Charms of this type were made to enclose the caul of the owner and were considered protection against drowning.
Jackson House, 1664, Portsmouth, NH history.