Ode to Scotland... a surly Scottish thistle wax seal pendant necklace... DINNA FORGET!
- description -
The beautiful thistle, a biennial plant with many branches of prickly leaves and a dense head of small pink or purple flower sprouting from a spiny silvery globe on top.
This little thistle is surrounded by the words DINNA FORGET which translate DO NOT FORGET - the words are small and somewhat challenging to read.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the thistle is symbolic of defiance and surliness.
It is the royal badge of Scotland.
Hand cast from a Georgian era (1714–1830) fob wax seal.
- approximate measurement - 1/2” x 5/8" (14mm x 15mm)
- 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.
Inspired by The Outlander and Impressed with history!
*DINNA FORGET... the prickly tale of the Scottish thistle... one dark night, in the middle ages when the Scots and Norsemen were at war, the Norsemen came ashore planning a surprise attack on the sleeping Scottish clansmen. The Norsemen removed their boots and crept quietly on bare feet until a sharp cry of pain shattered the quiet night... one of the Norsemen had stepped on the Scottish thistle, alerting the Scots to the surprise attack. They sprang into action and drove the invaders from their shores and the thistle was credited with saving the day... becoming the national flower and emblem of Scotland.