Ancient coin talisman necklace. Sterling silver amulet pendant with a rare 2000 year old bronze coin from Celtic Gaul.

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Ancient coin talisman necklace. Sterling silver amulet pendant with a rare 2000 year old bronze coin from Celtic Gaul.

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£225.00

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Free delivery with £100 purchase from ArgentAqua
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Item details

Handmade item

Material

Bronze, Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 50 Centimetres; Pendant height: 3.7 Centimetres; Pendant width: 2.95 Centimetres

Ancient coin talisman necklace. Sterling silver amulet pendant set with a rare bronze coin.

This solid silver pendant features a genuine ancient bronze coin that was minted by the Carnutes tribe in Iron Age Gaul (now modern day France) around 2000 years ago!
Although we will never know who’s hands the coin passed through, or what it was used to buy, it is still a tangible, physical link to those long-ago times when independent Gaul was ruled by the Celtic chieftains, warrior princesses and pagan druid priests made famous in the Asterix and Obelix stories.

The coin has been set into a silver pendant, as if it were a precious gem. The mount itself was initially hand carved in wax before having a mould taken from it and being cast in solid silver. The design on the pendant was inspired by the pattern on an ancient shield that was recovered from the River Thames and is now housed in the British Museum.

The finished talisman has been decorated with a green and gold patina, reminiscent of the French landscape, under which the coin had lain hidden for two millennia. It was finally given a Hallmark to prove it is solid sterling silver. The pendant weighs just under 17g, which is over half an ounce, and measures a little under 3cm, which is a bit over an inch in diameter.

This pendant is supplied on a waxed cotton cord in its own gift box. If you would like me to supply a suitable sterling silver chain for this pendant, please contact me.

You can find a youtube video about the research and reasoning behind my design for a very similar Celtic talisman pendant at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-WMbUhwIJE


Wearing a piece of Argent Aqua’s fine jewellery identifies you as someone who loves nature and the great outdoors. All of my silver jewellery is made from solid Sterling Silver (silver with a purity of at least 92.5%). It does not contain any nickel, lead or other harmful materials.
I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly.

All pieces are handmade in a small workshop in the English countryside and shipped to collectors across the world using insured & recorded post. Typical delivery time to the US or mainland Europe is between five and ten working days. Shipping usually takes longer around the holiday seasons.

Please read my shop policies and the shipping information. Thank you.
Ancient coin talisman necklace. Sterling silver amulet pendant set with a rare bronze coin.

This solid silver pendant features a genuine ancient bronze coin that was minted by the Carnutes tribe in Iron Age Gaul (now modern day France) around 2000 years ago!
Although we will never know who’s hands the coin passed through, or what it was used to buy, it is still a tangible, physical link to those long-ago times when independent Gaul was ruled by the Celtic chieftains, warrior princesses and pagan druid priests made famous in the Asterix and Obelix stories.

The coin has been set into a silver pendant, as if it were a precious gem. The mount itself was initially hand carved in wax before having a mould taken from it and being cast in solid silver. The design on the pendant was inspired by the pattern on an ancient shield that was recovered from the River Thames and is now housed in the British Museum.

The finished talisman has been decorated with a green and gold patina, reminiscent of the French landscape, under which the coin had lain hidden for two millennia. It was finally given a Hallmark to prove it is solid sterling silver. The pendant weighs just under 17g, which is over half an ounce, and measures a little under 3cm, which is a bit over an inch in diameter.

This pendant is supplied on a waxed cotton cord in its own gift box. If you would like me to supply a suitable sterling silver chain for this pendant, please contact me.

You can find a youtube video about the research and reasoning behind my design for a very similar Celtic talisman pendant at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-WMbUhwIJE


Wearing a piece of Argent Aqua’s fine jewellery identifies you as someone who loves nature and the great outdoors. All of my silver jewellery is made from solid Sterling Silver (silver with a purity of at least 92.5%). It does not contain any nickel, lead or other harmful materials.
I do my best to insure all the raw materials I use have been sourced responsibly and I always price my work honestly.

All pieces are handmade in a small workshop in the English countryside and shipped to collectors across the world using insured & recorded post. Typical delivery time to the US or mainland Europe is between five and ten working days. Shipping usually takes longer around the holiday seasons.

Please read my shop policies and the shipping information. Thank you.

Delivery & returns

Estimated delivery: Apr 20 - 24
From United Kingdom
Free delivery to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy
Gift wrapping available
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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Items on sale

Returns and exchange details

I operate a policy inline with the protection provided by UK law.

I accept returns under most circumstances, but if you are unsure about an aspect of any product and would like more information, please contact me before placing your order. Thank you.

Shipping costs cannot be refunded.

Gift wrapping costs cannot be refunded.

Any item that is made to order, including most gold jewellery, will not be eligible for return or exchange.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Delivery policies

All orders are insured against loss or damage while in transit, I send orders using tracked & signed shipping whenever possible.

Estimated delivery dates are simply a guide (and can be a little bit optimistic). I cannot guarantee delivery times myself, but shipping to the US or mainland Europe typically only takes between five and ten working days.
Delivery times to other countries (including Canada, Mexico and some developing countries) can vary dramatically. Shipping usually takes a little longer around the holiday seasons.

Unless asked to do otherwise, I will ship to the addresses provided with your Etsy order, so please make sure your Etsy account details are up to date.

Although in many countries, including the United States and EU, you will not be asked to pay import tax on the majority of my designs, you may wish to familiarise yourself with your own country’s policies on importing goods before ordering, as I'm afraid I can't be held responsible for any import duty, or orders delayed by customs or security checks.
Neither can I assume an order has been lost in transit until it has been missing for at least thirty days.
All orders are insured against loss or damage while in transit, I send orders using tracked & signed shipping whenever possible.

Estimated delivery dates are simply a guide (and can be a little bit optimistic). I cannot guarantee delivery times myself, but shipping to the US or mainland Europe typically only takes between five and ten working days.
Delivery times to other countries (including Canada, Mexico and some developing countries) can vary dramatically. Shipping usually takes a little longer around the holiday seasons.

Unless asked to do otherwise, I will ship to the addresses provided with your Etsy order, so please make sure your Etsy account details are up to date.

Although in many countries, including the United States and EU, you will not be asked to pay import tax on the majority of my designs, you may wish to familiarise yourself with your own country’s policies on importing goods before ordering, as I'm afraid I can't be held responsible for any import duty, or orders delayed by customs or security checks.
Neither can I assume an order has been lost in transit until it has been missing for at least thirty days.

Additional policies

All orders are insured against loss or damage while in transit.
The average delivery time to the US or mainland Europe is between five and ten working days.

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