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 The Battle of Culloden took place on 16 April 1746 near Inverness, Scotland between the British forces of King George II and the rebelling Jacobites led by Bonnie Prince Charles.  
    The Royal troops lead by the Duke of Cumberland lost 50 soldiers in that bloody fight, while the Highland losses are uncounted, but are accessed at approximately 1,000. Although they won the day, Culloden is not remembered as a battle of honor for the British. It is said that after the battle the Duke pointed at a wounded Highlander and directed Major James Wolfe to shoot him. Wolfe replied that his commission was at the disposal of the crown, but not his honor.
    Archaeological work at Culloden field has uncovered many personal items, but perhaps the most evocative object was a pewter cross found to the west of the Leanach enclosure just in front of the Jacobite line. 
  This silver cross closely reproduces the original, done in the style of the Celtic stone crosses of the West Highlands. 

Dimensions: 1 3/8 " x 1 1/8 "

Culloden Cross