MHG1157 - Penannular Brooch - Achavrole


Findspot of silver brooch.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1649 3110 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND13SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • PENANNULAR BROOCH (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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