MHG1157 - Penannular Brooch - Achavrole
Findspot of silver brooch.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
A silver penannular brooch was found in 1860 by William Sutherland of Achavrole (ND 165 311) when making a drain from his house. His pick broke it into fragments. Of these fragments only one is known to survive: this is the so-called 'Dunbeath Brooch', in the NMAS (Acc No: FC 9).
J Anderson 1880; Information contained in letter from W Sutherland to
J Anderson 28 January 1879.
Datable to about 700 AD.
Information from C W Phillips, Dark Age map index, 2nd ed.
Described in the NMS catalogue as a portion of silver penannular Brooch, ornamented with gold filigree work and amber settings. It was acquired by the NMS in 1879. FC 9. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1880. ''Notice of a fragment of silver penannular brooch, ornamented with gold filigree work and amber settings, found at Achavrole, Dunbeath, Caithness, in 1860, and of two silver brooches, the property of Andrew Heron, FSAScot., said to have been found in the. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 445-52. 445-9; illust.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. FC 9.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1649 3110 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- PENANNULAR BROOCH (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-036-199-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8148 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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