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Silver crescent from the Aberdeenshire hoard. Image credit: © National Museum Scotland.

A hoard of Roman and Pictish hacked-up silver, coins and jewelry has been found in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Pictish chain of silver found at Whitecleugh, Lanarkshire. Image from National Museums Scotland.

Pictish Silver Chain, Century ADThis massive silver chain was found at Whitecleugh in Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is one of ten surviving heavy silver chains, of a type found only in Scotland and generally attributed to the Picts.

Celtic:  Broomend of Crichie, Aberdeenshire, #Scotland. A stone within a henge monument, with other standing stones. This one was used by the ancient Picts as an emblem stone, carved with a crescent and V-sign, and strange creatures. The Picts were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people living in ancient eastern and northern Scotland.

Broomend of Crichie, Aberdeenshire. This stone stands within a henge monument, and is carved with a crescent, a V-sign, and strange creatures. The Picts were a Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people living in eastern and northern Scotland.

Pictish brooch found at Croy, Inverness-shire © National Museums Scotland. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk

Pictish brooch found at Croy, Inverness-shire © National Museums Scotland…

Pictish Cross -Dinnet-Aberdeenshire-Scotland Please follow: http://pinterest.com/treypeezy http://treypeezy.com

Pictish Cross -Dinnet-Aberdeenshire-Scotland Please follow: http://pinterest.com/treypeezy http://treypeezy.com

Aberdeenshire Council - Kinord Cross Pictish Symbol Stone

Research- the stone itself is an advancement both in stone etching, but also in the 3 dimensional creation of the circular piece encompassed by the cross. This was an architectural feat for this time, an advancement from carvings as pictured above.

Elgin Cathedral {The Lantern of the North}, Scotland

Elgin Cathedral, sometimes called The Lantern of the North, is a historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland.

The Craw Stane, a 'Class I Pictish Symbol Stone', located to the south of the village of Rhynie in Aberdeenshire. This stone has a salmon and Kelpie (water elephant/Pictish beast) carved on it, however these are difficult to make out in this photo due to lichen growth.

The Craw Stane, a 'Class I Pictish Symbol Stone', located to the south of the…

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