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Clochán Round Tower Pendant - Cloigtheach

Clochán Round Tower Pendant - Cloigtheach

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Annie Quinn Jewellery
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€105,00
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925 Sterling Silver Castle/Round Tower Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp

Built between the 9th and 12th centuries across Ireland but found nowhere else in the world, the Irish round towers remain a somewhat mysterious medieval structure. ‘Cloigtheach’ means “the house of the bell,” and they were likely used as belfries attached to, or facing, churches. It is possible that the towers would have doubled up as observation platforms to warn the monks of approaching raiders, and some theorize that this is why the towers first appear after the Viking raids began in Ireland.