Clan MacDuff Badge, Scottish Clan, Lowland Clan Pin

Clan MacDuff Badge, Scottish Clan, Lowland Clan Pin

SKU: CLAN0058

The Clan Duff claims descent from the original Royal Scoto-Pictish line of which Queen Gruoch of Scotland, wife of Macbeth, King of Scotland was the senior representative. After the death of MacBeth, Malcolm III of Scotland seized the Crown and his son, Aedh, married the daughter of Queen Gruoch. Aedh was created Earl of Fife and abbot of Abernethy. The early chiefs of Clan MacDuff were the Earls of Fife. Sir Iain Moncreiffe wrote that the Clan MacDuff was the premier clan among the Scottish Gaels. 

Clan Macduff was the first Scottish clan to be recognized as a clan by the Scottish Parliament, by legislation dated November 1384. 

The Earl of Fife and the Abbot of Abernethy were both "Capitals of Law of the Clan MacDuff". The law protected all murderers within ninth degree of kin to the Earl of Fife, as they could claim sanctuary at the Cross of MacDuff near Abernethy and could find remission by paying compensation to the victim's family. 

The chiefs of the clan had the right to enthrone the King on the Stone of Scone. When the Stone of Scone was taken to England by Edward I of England, Robert I of Scotland had himself crowned King of Scots a second time, in order to be crowned by a member of clan MacDuff, in that case the Earl of Fife's sister Isabella.

Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After the pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  The piece is then hand cut, filed and sanded. The pin back is soldered on. The badge is then cleaned, a patina applied then a clear polymer coating is applied. A long process but well worth it.

  • Production Process

    Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After the pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  The piece is then hand cut, filed and sanded. The pin back is soldered on. The badge is then cleaned, a patina applied then a clear polymer coating is applied. A long process but well worth it.

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