Buried at the beginning of the 10th century in Dumfries and Galloway, the Galloway Hoard lay undisturbed for a thousand years before being unearthed by a metal detectorist in September 2014.
This incredible discovery comprises more than 100 objects, including a rich Viking Age hoard of silver jewellery and ingots. It also contains an unparalleled range of precious metal and jewelled items, including a massive Pectoral cross pendant in silver which I based this pendant on. The original piece has gilding and Niello but we are unable to replicate these techniques in our workshop at this time so instead our piece is just solid sterling silver with hallmarking on the reverse and a deep patina to bring out the details.
Our cross is 10cm tall like the original and weighs roughly 47 grams.
Due to hallmarking laws in the UK this piece will require hallmarking which we always do at Edinburgh assay office. This takes time and there is a minimum order charge from the assay office so we usually send these in batches once every week or fortnight, hence why we have a long wait time. If the order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do to get it to you quicker.
Available with a choice of waxed cotton cord or leather cord. If you want this in other materials just ask! We are always open to alter and change any of our pieces.
All our packaging is 100% paper. No plastic at all.