Moon talisman necklace. Silver pendant with a genuine 2000 year old Celtic coin featuring a moons motive similar to the goddess symbol.

£240.00

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Silver

Dimensions

Necklace length: 20 Inches; Pendant height: 3.7 Centimetres; Pendant width: 2.95 Centimetres

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This solid silver pendant features a genuine Celtic silver coin that was struck by the Iceni tribe in Iron Age Britain 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 Britain was ruled by Celtic chieftains, warrior princesses and pagan druid priests.
The area of Britain in which the coin was found belonged to a Celtic tribe called the Iceni, whom later rebelled against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire under Queen Boudica.
The front of the coin features a waxing and waning moon motif that has a noticeable similarity to the present-day Wiccan Goddess symbol. On the back it has a stylised image of a horse, which unfortunately has worn away beyond recognition.

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 coated in rhodium, a metal rarer than platinum. It was then decorated with a blue patina, reminiscent of the night sky.
The talisman was finally given a Hallmark to prove it is solid sterling silver. The pendant, with its solid silver chain, weighs around 20g, which is a little under three quarters of an ounce. It measures a little under 3cm, which is a bit over an inch in diameter.

You can find a youtube video about the research and reasoning behind my design for a very similar Celtic talisman pendant and more of the story behind the siver coin it contains 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.

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Delivery & returns

Get it soon. Estimated delivery: Oct 24 - 26
From United Kingdom
Free delivery to United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Adrian Ashley

Adrian Ashley

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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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