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Ireland Éire 1 Penny coin pendant Gospel Book of Kells bird Columba manuscript Icovellavna Irish harp Celtic Cláirseach Dublin Cork Limerick Galway Waterford Drogheda Swords Guinness n000070

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Ireland 1 Pingin {1971-1988} 35S 

front: stylized bird adapted from an ornamental detail in the book of Kells

The Book of Kells (sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland and may have had contributions from various Columban institutions from both Britain and Ireland. It is believed to have been created c. 800 AD. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure.

back: Irish harp

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Bronze coin
• diameter: 20.32 mm
• weight: 3.56 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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