United, the thistle and the rose wax seal necklace pendant - both sides of the tweed, the Scottish thistle and the English rose. The Scottish thistle and the English rose are united by a riband, or ribbon, below a banner with the sentiment WHA DAUR MEDDLE WI US, a Scottish - Gaelic motto meaning WHO DARE MEDDLE WITH US ... historic wax seal jewelry.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the thistle is symbolic of defiance and surliness and is the royal badge of Scotland.
A rose is the badge of England.
This is likely a representation of the 1502 Treaty of Perpetual Peace between England and Scotland which was cemented by the marriage of James IV of Scotland to Princess Margaret, Henry VII’s daughter, Henry VIII's sister.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 7/8" (19mm x 22mm)
- the words are very tiny and quite a challenge to read
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Hand crafted from a very unique 1840's glass block seal that's nestled into a turned bone section of a stacking tower of seals.
Impressed with history!