MHG12745 - Armlet, Achvrail
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
A massive bronze armlet of a type dating from the period AD 50 to 150 was found during ploughing on the croft of Achavrail, Rogart Parish (Achvrail : NC 680 036), in April 1901 and is preserved in Dunrobin Museum (Acc. No 1901.2).
J Anderson 1904; M Simpson 1968; Information from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum by A S Henshall.
A replica of the armlet was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. The original is listed under Acc. No.1901.2 but was sold to Inverness in 1968. The replica was on display in case 24 shelf C. <1>
The Achavrail armlet is listed in the Inverness Museum catalogue under Acc. No. 1987.050. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1904. 'Note on a Late Celtic armlet of bronze now presented to the National Museum: with notes on the identification of two other Late Celtic armlets in the museum and on a massive bronze armlet recently found in Sutherlandshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 38 19. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 460-7. 466.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Macgregor, M. 1976. Early Celtic art in north Britain: a study of decorative metalwork from the third century B.C. to the third century A.D.. 9, 106, 107, 108, 116, no. 234; pl. XId.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Simpson, M. 1968. Massive armlets in the North British iron age. SHG23464. 233-54. 254.
- <1> Collection/Finds Collection: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection At Dunrobin Castle Museum.
- <2> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1987.050.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 6800 0359 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- ARMLET (Undated)
- CAST (Undated)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5481 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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