A few notes from the artist:
The front consist of a Celtic cross with interlaced knot work with my family crest (Rogers) imbedded in the center. Crest Description; White shield with a black chevron and three stags and a trefoil in the center. A Chevron was never given for anything but military achievement and so is accounted the most honorable of all heraldic charges. It is said to represent the roof of a house and so denotes protection. The Stagg - Skillful, Politic, lover of harmony. In Ireland the Stag was one of the most ancient of charges and was regarded as the most handsome. The Stag represents the very ancestors of the Celtic race. Trefoil/Shamrock - Perpetuity, longevity. In Ireland the Shamrock was used by Saint Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity and thus has Christian significance.
A compass rose with the map of the Celtic nations laid over top with the symbol of the United Celtic Nations on the left and right sides. The Celtic nations are territories in North-West Europe in which that area's own Celtic languages and cultural traits have survived. The term "nation" is used in this context to mean a generally defined region that is associated with a common identity, language or culture. It is not synonymous with "sovereign state", but rather with traditional territories or "countries". The six territories recognized as "Celtic" nations are Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Ireland (Éire), the Isle of Man (Mannin), Scotland (Alba), and Wales (Cymru). “United Celtic Nations” Symbol is made of a green field charged with two yellow interlaced triskells, the first of them symbolizing the Gaelic countries (Scotland, Man, Ireland) and the second of them symbolizing the Brittonic countries (Wales, Cornwall, Brittany). Each of the six nations is therefore symbolized by a branch of the triskells. The triskells are inscribed in a yellow Celtic circle, which has been used by the Celts as a rallying sign since the beginning of the century. Green symbolizes both fredoom and the sea which links the Celtic countries. The motto along the bottom is. "Y Ddraig Goch Ddyry Cychwyn” or “the Red Dragon inspires action”! The dragon has been a universal creature of myth and legend for centuries. The fabled creature plays a significant role in the lives of the Celts. It’s associated with fire, air, earth and water, the four elements.
- Size: 1.75in (45mm)
- Thickness: 3.5mm
- Editions: Silver, Gold, Antique Silver, Antique Gold
- Designer(s): Celtic Warrior & Jackalgirl
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