Beautifully detailed, hand cast, 92.5 Sterling Silver MacBean Clansman’s Crest Badge.
Dimensions: 2″ X 2.5″
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.5 Grams)
This stunning work of art will be passed down for generations to come!
The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Crest: A Wildcat, a targe on the foreleg.
Motto: Touch Not A Catt Bot A Targe. (Don’t touch this cat without a shield).
The Clansman’s Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any MacBean descendant.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The surname originates from ‘son of Bheathan,’ the Gaelic word for ‘Lively one.’ Another suggested provenance is that of ‘Mac ic Bheatha,’ which means ‘MacBeth,’ and therefore connects the Clan to the 11th century Scottish king of that name.
Clan MacBain or MacBean who are a sept of the confederation of Clan Chattan, are of ancient origin.
They are said to have moved from Lochaber to Badenoch in 1291 accompanying an heiress of the Clan Chattan who was to be married to a Mackintosh. Myles MacBean was a strong supporter of Mackintosh against the Red Comyn and at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411 many MacBains fell fighting for Mackintosh.
The principal family were the MacBeans of Kinchyle and in 1959 an American descended from this branch was acknowledged chief by the Lord Lyon King of Arms. There are several other families of the name, some connected to the main family while others appear separate. Some consider themselves to be part of the Camerons and as such fought with Lochiel at Culloden.
The MacBains produced some famous soldiers from their ranks. Gillies MacBean, a captain in the Mackintosh Regiment at Culloden killed 14 Hanovarian soldiers before being cut down by the cavalry. William MacBean a private in the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders won the Victoria Cross for killing 11 men during the storming of the Begum Bagh at Lucknow, India in 1858. He later rose to command the regiment.
In 1969 the U.S. astronaut Alan Bean, an American Scot carried a square metre of the MacBean tartan with him on his historic Apollo XII space mission to the moon.
Artist: Maxine Miller
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