Dimensions: Length is 1 Inch and Width is 1 Inch.
Weight: 4 Grammes
Retail Value: $74.99
Meaning of Design
Tara Brooch: Dates back to the eighth century. It is the most famous piece of celtic jewelry. This brooch is a wonderful copy of the originals , worn as a symbol of status by the high kings of tara. The tara brooch is named after a town in Ireland where the high kings of Ireland met to discuss the business of the land. The tara brooch has been added to the many symbols of Ireland , and considered a classic in its own right. The original tara brooch can be found in our National History Museum in Dublin.
Ranks with the Book Of Kells as one of the finest known works of Celtic art, is thought to have been made in the 9th century AD.
A large, two-handled silver cup, decorated with gold, gilt bronze, brass, lead pewter and enamel, assembled from 354 separate pieces. The names of the apostles are incised in a frieze around the bowl, below a girdle bearing inset gold wirework panels of animals, birds, and geometric interlace. Techniques used include hammering, engraving, Lost-wax casting, filigree applique, cloisonne and enameling.
It was found in 1868, together with a small bronze cup and four brooches, by two boys, Jim Quin and Paddy Flanagan, digging in a potato field on the south-western side of a rath (ring fort) called Reerasta, beside the village of Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland. It had a bronze cup within it, and four ornate brooches (fibulae). Buried without the least protection as they were, the pieces must have been interred in a hurry, probably temporarily, as the owner probably intended to return for them at a later time.