A massive double-linked Pictish silver chain was found while digging around 1.6km east of Parkhill railway station and declared as treasure trove in February 1864.
Thought to date to the early 8th century AD it comprises twenty three interlocked pairs of circular links, joined by a penannular terminal ring. The terminal is decorated with engraved symbols – a pair of triangles and three dots arranged in a triangle on one side, and an S-shaped design and two sets of three dots arranged as triangles on the other – filled with red enamel. It measures 44.5cm long and weighs some 1.23kg.
It is now held in the National Museums of Scotland.