Scottish Ortak Maeshowe Dragon Sterling Silver Brooch Pin Vintage 1975

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Made by the collectable Scottish jewellery maker Malcolm Gray of Ortak, this is a fantastic vintage sterling silver brooch or pin depicting the Maeshowe Dragon dating to the mid 1970's with Scottish hallmarks.
The motif now known as the Maeshowe Dragon is one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of Orkney, found off the north coast of Scotland. Thought to have been carved in the 12th century, by one of the Norsemen, Viking, who broke into Maeshowe - or Orkahaugr, as it was known to them - the dragon was cut into the stone wall at the same time as the mound-breakers inscribed the runes that cover the interior of the prehistoric cairn.
The makers mark along with the Scottish hallmarks can be seen to the rear, Edinburgh assay office with the date letter 'A' for the year 1975. Good secure clasp & pin. Great detailing please see the pictures.
Diameter 2.8 cm or 1.1 inches.
Weight 4.7 grams or 3.0 penny weight.