This protective talisman is emblazoned with the design of the shield boss from the Battersea Shield, a bronze ritual shield from Iron Age Celtic Britain ornamented in the La Tène Celtic style. The shield was ritually sacrificed in the River Thames some time between 350-50 BCE and resurfaced at Battersea Bridge, London.
A protective charm in Gaelic verse is inscribed on the reverse, drawn from the Carmina Gadelica, a collection of traditional Gaelic prayers, charms, spells and remedies.
The charm reads:
Cha reub lainn thu,
Cha mhuill muir thu,
Cha teum mnaoi thu,
Cha treann duin thu.
No spear shall rive thee,
No sea shall drown thee,
No woman shall wile thee,
No man shall wound thee.
Talisman is etched in 18-gauge copper, 1.5″ in diameter.
Our copper talismans are hand etched in small runs with careful attention. Talismans are individually hand-detailed, so each pendant is slightly different and unique. We hang them on leather cord hand-woven into a Celtic-style knotwork ornament. The artist, Morpheus, personally consecrates all the talismans on her home altar.
Special & Custom Orders: If you are interested in ordering a set of any of our etched metal talismans for a coven, ritual group, warband, or other group, please feel free to contact us for special orders. We can usually create to order for most needs within 1-2 weeks. We can also produce custom work from your designs. Please email for details and quotes on special requests.