The Welsh Dragon appears on the national flag of Wales. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolize Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. The red dragon is often seen as symbolizing all things Welsh, and is used by many public and private institutions.
This dragon is inspired by a 12th c. piece I saw at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
• Hand carved in solid yellow bronze.
• Patina applied for contrast.
• Soldered bronze eyelets.
• The charm is about 3/4 inch x 1 inch.
• 2.3 mm thick 14k gold filled chain and clasp.
• Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.