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…
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.