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Islay 16 Islay Seal Pendant 18ct Gold
Product code: EA2116
This range has been created by Ortak for us with their usual care and
attention to detail.
All Ortak jewellery carries a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing
The pendant is 17mm in diameter.
It depicts The Great Seal of Islay, as used by the Lords of the Isles
during the 14th and 15th centuries. The undecked galley (a Nyvaig or
Birlinn) is carrying the Clan Donald chiefs aboard, and the scroll reads
"The Seal of Angus of Islay of the sons of Donald".
The undecked galley was the vessel
developed from Viking lines which enabled
Somerled, the founder of Clan Donald, to
break the power of the Norsemen in the
twelfth century. For the next 400 years
these beautiful craft, swifter and more
manoeuverable than their forbears, formed
the sole means of communication in the
kingdom created by Somer1ed and his sons.
Their domain spanned 25,000 square miles
and 500 islands.
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