925 Sterling Silver Castle/Round Tower Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp
There are several theories about the uses of round towers. The most popular theory is that the towers were used for defensive purposes. The monks took their treasures and hid inside the tower where they would be safe from raiders. The doorway, high up in the wall, made it difficult for unwanted guests to gain entry. They were also symbols of prestige, power and wealth, not only of the ecclesiastical community that built them but also of their patrons.