Sterling silver with 18ct gold bead. This shield design is a symbol of protection and recalls the warrior heroes of ancient Irish myths and legends. The intricate designs on this beautiful pendant are inspired by the ornate 8th century Ardagh Chalice that can be seen in our An tSeodlann / The Treasury exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Made in Dublin by Boru and hallmarked at Dublin Castle. Diameter 20mm. Chain 45cm (18").