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Welsh Dragon Brooch – Fine Cornish Pewter

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SKU: JY-PB-0006

2 in stock

Welsh dragon brooch made by St.Justin of Cornwall with Cornish Pewter

Secures to a garment by way of a pin with locking, safety catch.

Width: 39mm Height: 25mm

£15.00

2 in stock

Product Description

HISTORY

The Welsh Dragon appears on the Welsh flag (granted official status 1959) on a green and white striped backgound.    It is an Heraldic dragon passant i.e. standing with one foot raised. The first mention of the Welsh dragon is in the fifth century when it was adopted by the kings of Aberffraw as a symbol of power after the Romans left Britain. Later it became known as the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr used by the king of Gwynedd.

In the Historia Regum Britanniae written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th Century the dragon is linked to the Arthurian legends. King Arthur's father was Uther Pendragon which means Dragon Head. The battle of red and white dragons is recounted also.  It is presumed the red dragon for Wales and the white for England, the English trying to dominate and conquer Wales which they eventually occurred in the 1200's under Edward I.

Additional information

Brands

St Justin

Design

Dragon, Heraldic

History

Factual History, Heraldic

Metal

Pewter

Origins

Wales

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