Pewter Welsh dragon belt buckle. The dragon is surrounded by embossed Celtic knotwork. The official emblem of Wales, the red dragon (y ddraigg goch), although perhaps of Chinese origin, was introduced to Britain by the Romans some 1800 years ago. Initially a military standard, over time this mythical beast developed into the flag of the nation. Henry VII claimed descent fron Cadwaladar, the great Welsh king, traditionally called the last king of Britain whose dragon symbol, redolent of bravery and fierceness, had been taken up by later Welsh princes.
The Celts used knotwork to decorate many of their artifacts. To them, the intricate patterns woven into spirals and knots symbolise the continuity of life.
Width: 77mm Height: 56mm For belt width: 40mm (1.5 inch)
Supplied in a velvet draw-string pouch.
SKU: BU42 Categories: Belt Buckles & Keepers, Pewter Tag: Mens Jewellery
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