Pictish Knotwork Pewter Brooch With Stone

Pictish Knotwork Pewter Brooch With Stone

Weighs 15g
40mm Width

A lovely pewter Brooch with Amber stone insert, a perfect gift for any lady. Intricate detail, and perfect knotwork makes this brooch look perfect with most formal attire.

The Picts were a confederation of tribes living in what was later to become eastern and northern Scotland from before the Roman conquest of Britain until the 10th century. They lived to the north of the Forth and Clyde rivers, and spoke the extinct Pictish language. Pictish metalwork is found throughout Pictland and also further south. The items found in the south consist of heavy silver chains over 0.5m long, and may have been gifts or carried off by raiders. From similar drawings and artifacts these designs have been drawn up and cast from pewter by A E Williams.



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