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Islay 16 Islay Seal Pendant Silver

Product code: EA2091
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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 defects.

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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