This Pictish silver chain was found in June 1880 during the sowing of turnips at Hoardweel, part of the Douglas and Angus Estates.
Comprising of forty-one rings and a penannular ring, it measures just under 45cm in length and is thought to date to the 4th to 6th centuries. Analysis of its composition suggests that it is made mainly from Roman silver with little other metal added.
The chain was loaned to the then National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, now the National Museums of Scotland.
Where is Hoardweel?
Hoardweel is in the parish of Bunkle and Preston and the county of Berwickshire.
Grid reference: NT 788 599
Lat / long: 55.832315, -2.339218
OS Map for Hoardweel
Pictish sites near Hoardweel
Pictish stones near Hoardweel
Pictish placenames near Hoardweel
Ancient sites near Hoardweel
Castles near Hoardweel
Accommodation near Hoardweel
Pavilion Lodge, Duns Castle
Bank House, Duns
The Craw Inn
Groom's Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
Keeper's Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
West Lodge, Wedderburn Castle
Garden Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
The Wheatsheaf Restaurant With Rooms
Cafés, restaurants & bars near Hoardweel
Hirsel Cottage Tea Room
The Courtyard Restaurant, Floors Castle
The Terrace Café, Floors Castle
Smeaton Nursery Gardens & Tearoom
George & Abbotsford Hotel
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Ducks at Kilspindie House
Gosford Bothy Farm Shop