The harp dates back to 4000 BC when the Egyptians used them in holy places. Christian artists often draw angels playing harps in Heaven. Harp as a symbol of music is associated with King David of the Old Testament. St. Augustine said that a 10 string harp symbolizes the ten Commandments.

A most popular musical instrument used in both medieval Scotland and Ireland, it has been the emblem of Ireland since the 13th century.

On medallion, the harp is surrounded by the musical score from "Greensleeves."

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