(Plas Machynlleth Park)
Owen Glendower - Owain IV of Wales
c. 1354 or 1359 - c. 1416
Welsh ruler and the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales
Tall shaped piece of Welsh slate carved to a peak set on a slate base. At the top of the stone is a replica gold seal showing Owain Glyndŵr. It shows Owain seated on what seems to be an elaborately carved throne, perhaps with arms shaped like dragons, beneath a gothic canopy of state and holding a sceptre in the style of the obverse of the King of England's seal. However, Owain is apparently uncrowned and his feet are set upon two lions while angels hold up a cloth behind him emblazoned with the lions rampant of the arms of the House of Aberffraw. The words ‘princeps wallie' are legible on the left hand edge of the seal. Owen appears to be wearing an overmantle, probably of ermine.is a reproduction of the only seal known.
The seal is surrounded by the inscription:
tywysog cymru - prince of wales
On the front is a plaque with poetry by Dafydd Wyn Jones:
Owain, tydi ywn dyhead, - Owain
Ti piau'n harddeliad,
Piau'r her yn ein parhad
A ffrewyll ein deffroad.
Codwyd gan Gymdeithas Owain Glyndŵr
Erected by the Owain Glyndŵr Society
Medi / September 16, 2000
Signed: ieuan rees
contractwyr t. richard jones (betws) cyf
The monument commemorates the six hundredth anniversary of Owain Glyndwr's revolt in September 1400. The monument was unveiled 16 September 2000 in Machynlleth, the town where Glyndwr held his Parliament.
- Ieuan Rees,
lettering artist, craftsman and designer in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°35'16" - W 3°51'9")
Item Code: gbwa098; Photograph: 28 July 2012
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