Cornish Poppy lapel pin
Cornish Poppy lapel pin. This beautiful enamelled pewter lapel pin features the bezant shield, from the Cornish coat of arms, in its centre. Our skilled craftspeople have made this pin to commemorate and honour all the brave Cornish men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars.
The coat of arms of the Duke of Cornwall is a Crusader shield with fifteen golden bezants in the shape of a triangle. The motto reads “Onen hag Oll” (One and All). The story of the bezants arose 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 of Cornwall had all helped together, one and all, to raise the money.
Secures to garment with steel pin and clutch back
Supplied in a satin-lined and fully recyclable gift box.
Handmade in Cornwall by St Justin