United, the thistle and the rose wax seal necklace pendant - both sides of the tweed, the Scottish thistle and the English rose ... for the readers, a little bit of Outlander.
- description -
The Scottish thistle and the English rose tied together with a little bow with a banner below, within which is written the Scots sentiment WHA DAUR MEDDLE WI US and the best translation I have for this is WHO DARE MEDDLE WITH ME but please note, the words are very tiny and quite a challenge to read!
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the thistle symbolizes defiance and surliness and is the royal badge of Scotland.
A rose usually symbolizes love and beauty but is also 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.
Hand cast from an 1840's glass block seal that's nestled into a turned bone section of a stacking tower of seals ... very unique! See the 3rd picture.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 7/8" (19mm x 22mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime, same size as current dime
- 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! Impressed with history!