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Antique Engraved Print 1815 - Bugle of Castle Carslogie/Banner of Douglas

For sale on ebay, this antique print of The bugle horn of the castle of Carslogie and the Douglas banner.  

Entire carved elephant tusks, known as oliphants, were used as sounding horns. This horn would have been encircled by silver bands to which a shoulder strap was attached. The Clephane horn is so called because it came from Carslogie Castle, the seat of the Clephane family in Fife. According to Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), the Scottish novelist, poet and historian, it was used for sounding the alarm from the battlements. According to tradition it had been in the castle since the Middle Ages.

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