Pictish Silver 18″ Necklace

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Description

This chain is a scaled down version of the chains made by the Picts in the 5th century.

The original chains were made from massive 10 mm wire with length of over a metre. They were worn as symbols of power and standing.

From a technical point of view, they raise many questions – how did they hand draw the wire? How did they form and cut it with no machine tools?

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This neck chain is 49 cms (17 inchs) in length, weighs 255 grams and formed from 3mm diameter wire.

Length can be adjusted to suit customer requirments