MHG10866 - Nr Dunrobin Castle, tortoise brooches


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Type and Period (1)

  • GRAVE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The undershells of a pair of 10th century Norse, tortoise brooches, found in a grave near Dunrobin Castle (NC 850 008) before 1855, have been in the museum there since that year. (Acc. No X49).
J Anderson 1875; S Grieg 1940; A O Curle, M Olsen and H Shetelig 1954
Information from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum.

Photographs of these brooches, on display in Dunrobin Museum, were submitted to the HER by a participant in a Community Timeline course, run by ARCH. <1>

<1> Private individuals, 2010, Photographs submitted by participants in ARCH Community Timeline course in Evanton and Golspie, Shirley Sutherland/ Penny Paterson (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24858.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred NC 8500 0080 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

Finds (1)

  • BROOCH (Early Medieval - 900 AD to 999 AD)

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