Sweetheart brooches were given by soldiers to their sweethearts as tokens of their regard and worn with pride in support of loved ones. This brooch was given by a soldier in the Scots Guards. It has a square mother of pearl back and a gilt disc depicting the Star of the Order of the Thistle. The regimental motto "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" is in red enamel around the central thistle. The motto translates as "No one assails me with impunity" (or "Wha Daur Meddle wi' Me" in old Scots). There is a simple working pin on the back. Likely to date to the First or Second World War.
Measurements: 1 4/8" (3.4cm) across, point to point
Era: Sweetheart brooches were popular during the First and Second World Wars
Markings: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit