Sterling Silver Tara Brooch With Marcasite


Sterling silver Tara Brooch with jewelled embellishment and oxidised (silver/black) design
This style of brooch was worn by ancient Irish Kings at the Hill of Tara

1.5 inches in diameter

40-35-186 ,


This brooch is styled after The Tara Brooch, which was found in Ireland in 1850. The brooch is believed to have been made between 650 and 750 AD, and is named for The Kingship of Tara – the seat of medieval rule in Ireland. The Hill of Tara, in county Meath, was for centuries the centre of authority and Christianity in Ireland. The kingship was woven into Irish literature and mythology, but was also a historically significant Celtic leadership site. The original Tara Brooch is on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.


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