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Hilton of Cadboll Stone

The Hilton of Cadboll Stone is a Class II Pictish stone discovered at Hilton of Cadboll, on the Tarbat Peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland.

It is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs. On the seaward-facing side is a Christian cross, and on the landward facing side are secular depictions. The latter are carved below the Pictish symbols of crescent and v-rod and double disc and Z-rod: a hunting scene including a woman wearing a large penannular brooch riding side-saddle. Like other similar stones, it can be dated between the 6th to 9th centuries.

The stone was formerly on in the vicinity of a chapel just north of the village. It was removed to Invergordon Castle in the 19th century, before being donated to the British Museum. The latter move was not popular with the Scottish public, and so it was moved once more, to the Museum of Scotland, where it remains today. A replica designed and carved by Barry Grove was recently erected on the site.

photo by Davidmmac

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Double Oak Leaf Omega Brass Penannular with acorn, $35

Double Oak Leaf Omega Brass Penannular with 4mm settings, $35

Many cabochon colors available. Penannulars or celtic brooches were originally used to adorn clothing in early Ireland but can be used to fasten light cloaks, scarves, shawls or bathing suit cover ups, etc.

Heavy Woven Multi-metal Penannular, $80

4 inch diameter. Many colors of 11 mm cabochons available, metals used are brass, copper and nickel twist and copper round. Brass pin. Penannulars or Celtic brooches were originally used to adorn clothing in early Ireland but can be used to fasten light cloaks, scarves, shawls or bathing suit cover ups, etc.

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1in-2.5 inches of hammered Argentium silver penannulars. Check the sparkle! These are highly resistant to tarnish, because of the different alloy. These are being sent to Nancy Basler Knits in Cape Cod, check her show schedule to see when and where they’ll be available!

Custom Blue Cabochon Penannular A custom penannular with a hand cut Spur of Morbihan for a fellow larper. (it’s upside down, the little triangle in the middle should point down). Something like this would start at $60. I am always available for custom work. Message me on Etsy or at faesharlyn@yahoo.com with what you would like, I’ll give you a quote and we can make something amazing. :)