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Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings
Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings
Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings
Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings
Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings

Norries Law Plaque Pictish earrings

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"Norrie's Law hoard is a 7th-century Pictish silver hoard discovered in c. 1819 at Balmain Farm, north of Largo Law, Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland. It was buried in a Bronze Age burrow. The hoard weighed about 28 lb in total, including a large number of silver coins which were sold and melted down.

Lady Durham in the 1830s donated several silver items from the hoard to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland.

The characteristic symbols on some of the silver jewellery items are clearly reminiscent of the Pictish symbols otherwise only known from image stones."

The artefact which I based the pendant on is a mystery object, though it could be a piece from scale armour.

The plaques are lost wax cast with soldered fittings and are made to order. Both bronze and silver versions will have sterling silver ear hooks. The fully silver version will be hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office.

White bronze will look like silver when highly polished but will tarnish much faster into a dull bronze colour. I suggest regular polishing to retain the silver appearance. The ear loop will still be sterling silver.

Due to hallmarking laws in the UK most precious metals we sell will require hallmarking which we always do at Edinburgh assay office. A hallmark is a collection of marks telling who made the piece, where it was hallmarked, the metal purity and the year of manufacture, this is a guarentee of the quality of the piece.

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.