MHG1472 - Tortoise (Oval) Brooch - Thurso


Findspot of tortoise brooch.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Norse - 561 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Viking-age tortoise brooch from Thurso is in RMS (treasure trove). Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1987.

An oval Viking brooch of bronze in two pieces, double shelled and decorated is listed in the NMS catalogue from Thurso. Acc. No. IL 862. <1>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 1099 6799 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • BROOCH (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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