In Scotland's turbulent past it was the custom for Clan Chiefs to give their followers a metal plate of their crest, to be worn as a badge of allegiance which fastened to their clothing with a strap and buckle.
When not in use the belt was coiled around the crest and this convention is used in the clan crest badges of today.
Only a Clan Chief may wear the crest without the strap and buckle.
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1" (2.5cm) Diameter