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In 1973 the Gleninsheen Collar, based on a ribbed gold collar found in Gleninsheen, Co.Clare from the Late Bronze Age, 800-600 BC, was struck to commemorate Ireland joining the European Community. The farmer who found it thought it was the handle of a recently made coffin.A number of hallmarks are struck on silverware crafted in Great Britain and Ireland to certify the fineness of silver (lion passant, crowned leopard head, thistle, lion rampant, crowned harp), the place and date of hallmarking (Assay Office hallmark and date letter), the payment of the duty on silver to the Royal Crown (the sovereign head and the Hibernia).
In 1987 the Coat of Arms of the Goldsmiths Company was struck to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Goldsmiths Company of Dublin.The grace note is not bowed separately, but slurred into the note it precedes 2. For example a B note (ist finger) on the A string would be preceded by B and D (1,3) or B and C (1,2) 3. Particularly important in jig playing, this turns three quavers, either separate or slurred, into 5 notes.