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 sterling silver.
• Patina applied for contrast.
• Soldered eyelets.
• The charm is about 3/4 inch x 1 inch.
• 1.4 mm thick antiqued solid sterling silver chain