MHG14573 - Trumpet Brooch - Achinchanter


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (CULTURE 79; CULTURE 215; , Roman - 79 AD to 215 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 789 904 trumpet brooch found with metal detector in ploughsoil. Length: 45mm. Characteristic Romano-british trumpet brooch of earlier 2nd Century date. This example is a small and cheaper cast piece with cast chain loop (missing) and hinged pin. The mid-bow moulding is of crude acanthus type, with moulding only on front face. The foot knob and base of catch plate are missing. Decorated with Celtic swirling blue enamelled mouldings. <1>

The brooch was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 36/95) and allocated to Inverness Museum. It is listed under Acc. No. 1996.006. <2> <3>

There is a short report on the brooch in Inverness Museum archive files. <4>

Sources/Archives (4)



Grid reference Centred NH 7980 9040 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Finds (1)

  • TRUMPET BROOCH (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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