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€475.00
Gold Anam Cara pendant in Ogham script

Handmade by Derek at Goldmark Jewellers this beautiful statement piece a nine carat yellow gold Anam Cara (soul mate) Ogham script pendant and 18 inch long chain
(pendant 40mm x9mm)

Ogham script in read from the bottom up to the top

The pendant can also be engraved on the back with a special message in ordinary text

Details

Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to write the early Irish language (in the "orthodox" inscriptions, 4th to 6th centuries AD), and later the Old Irish language (scholastic ogham, 6th to 9th centuries). There are roughly 400 surviving orthodox inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain; the bulk of which are in southern Munster The largest number outside Ireland are in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The vast majority of the inscriptions consist of personal names. The names of various trees can be ascribed to individual letters.

The etymology of the word ogam or ogham remains unclear. One possible origin is from the Irish og-úaim 'point-seam', referring to the seam made by the point of a sharp weapon.

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