The animal depicted on this watch was drawn by the Latin missionary monks when they wrote the Kells manuscript, and similar to most of the animals illustrated, they were drawn from the imagination of the monks. It has been argued that this creature may be a lion, St. Mark's symbol. The opening line of this gospel is "Tunc crucifixerant Xpi cum eo duos latrones", ("Then they crucified Christ, and with him two robbers"). The 'T' in 'Tunc' is where this creature has been taken from.
A charming round 6oz Whiskey Flask glass centre with pewter surround so you can see its contents, perfect size for a handbag or pocket, a perfect gift for him or her.