Anglo-Saxon coin necklace, Sterling silver talisman with a genuine, historically important coin from the era of the Saxon-Viking conflict.

£205.00

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Bronze, Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 25 Centimetres; Pendant height: 4 Centimetres; Pendant width: 3.2 Centimetres

Shipped using fully insured delivery – tracked, where possible.

Anglo-Saxon coin talisman, Sterling silver Norse design amulet pendant with a rare, historically important, coin from the era of the Saxon-Viking conflict.

This solid silver pendant features a genuine Anglo-Saxon coin, known as a ‘Kings of Northumbria Styca’, that was issued in the 840s or 850s AD, around the same time that king Alfred the Great was born and the Vikings were mercilessly raiding the coast of England.

The coin was struck with the name +EDIΓRED REX (King Aethelred II) during a particularly anarchic period in the Northumbrian dark ages, when two warlord-kings named Aethelred II and Rædwulf (Redwolf) were fighting for the throne.
Very little is known about Rædwulf or his origin, and only a small amount has been discovered about Aethelred’s reign, other than it was probably marred by almost constant conflict and that he was eventually either assassinated or killed fighting against the Vikings.

Although we will never really know who’s hands this coin passed through, or what it was used to buy, it is still a tangible, physical link to those long-ago days that must have seen some of the most exhilarating, if not terrifying, moments in British history!

The coin has been set into a silver pendant, as if it were a precious gem. The mount itself was initially hand carved before having a mould taken from it and being cast in solid silver. The pendant is illustrated with a Celtic zoomorphic running dogs design, reminiscent of illuminated manuscript designs from the Viking era.

The finished talisman has been decorated with a blood red patina. It measures 3.2cm, which is a little under one and one third inches in diameter. It is supplied on a sturdy chain and has been given a hallmark to prove it is solid sterling silver
This pendant is supplied in its own gift box.

You can find a youtube video about the research and reasoning behind my design for a very similar talisman pendant and more of the story behind the coin it contains at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjfHX2vqFsM


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.

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Delivery & returns

Get it soon. Estimated delivery: Oct 24 - 26
From United Kingdom
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (768)
  • aromanes84 21 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Over the moon with my seahorse necklace. It's so gorgeous. Beautifully made and fast shipping. Thank you so much 😊
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  • Vawny Sno 18 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    This Raven is absolutely stunning... really a smashing piece, painstakingly and beautifully (hand!) carved. Take it from me; wax carving is not easy- Adrian sure is talented. The faceted Ruby catches the light far better than in my picture and the gold sections bring a real pop of colour; stand out beautifully. Adrian has been a joy to deal with... I'd invite those considering purchase to read through a few other reviews; everyone is ecstatic with the quality of his work, that's no coincidence. I adore my little Raven, I can't wait to start wearing him... I can't recommend this seller/ shop highly enough! I'm sure I'll recieve lots of compliments thanks to my gorgeous new winged edition, and I'll send any and all interested parties your way Adrian. Thank you so much again! I'm a happy bunny!
    PS. Purchased purposely without chain
    This Raven is absolutely stunning... really a smashing piece, painstakingly and beautifully (hand!) carved. Take it from me; wax carving is not easy- Adrian sure is talented. The faceted Ruby catches the light far better than in my picture and the gold sections bring a real pop of colour; stand out beautifully. Adrian has been a joy to deal with... I'd invite those considering purchase to read through a few other reviews; everyone is ecstatic with the quality of his work, that's no coincidence. I adore my little Raven, I can't wait to start wearing him... I can't...
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  • Alex 14 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mandy Tomas 14 Oct, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic. If I could give more than five stars I would. I am a bat carer so like jewelery to look like a bat, which it does - its brilliant. I would buy the gold version if I could afford it as the workmanship is excellent, it was dispatched on time and is truely a work of art.

    I will definately buy from this artist / shop again.
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