Hold a piece of history
A unique handmade keyring from 2,000 year old oak.
Large planks and beams uncovered during the excavation of the deep anaerobic layers at Vindolanda are not conservable and after carefully recording these pieces they would normally be re-used as part of the backfill of the site.
Now local craftsman David Wayper has been able to create a bespoke range of Vindolanda souvenirs which are made using some of this 2,000 year old oak. All the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly back to supporting the ongoing excavation programme.
The front of the keyring has the letter SPQR and the reverse is laser engraved with a plan of the Vindolanda fort and civilian settlement with the words "2000 year old oak from Vindolanda Roman fort" around the plan. We have a very limited number of these in stock.
The keyring measures 3.5cm