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Islay 17 Islay Seal Earrings Silver
Product code: EA2093
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 earrings are 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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