MHG17433 - Ring Money - Skye
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (CULTURE 800; CULTURE 1300; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- None recorded
A Viking silver hoard from Skye given to the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh, by Rev. Donald MacQueen in 1781 (Acc.No: IL 123-4).
It comprises a very small, slender piece of silver ring-money or armlet, in two fragments, and another small piece with end portion missing.
S Grieg 1940.
Small hack-silver hoard of two fragments of ring-money dating to the 10th or 11th century. The stamp-decorated terminals on one of the fragments is unusual for ring-money, but is paralleled on a lost ring from the Burray, Orkney hoard. Called Isle of Skye no. 1 in Graham-Campbell's corpus. (Graham-Campbell 1995 p. 98).
Exact findspot on Skye unknown. <1> <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Grieg, S. 1940. Viking antiquities in Scotland. 112-13.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. IL 123-IL 124.
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2012. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Broadford. Yes. Digital. Site 48.
- <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Graham-Campbell, J.. 1995. The Viking-Age Gold and Silver of Scotland (AD 950-1100). Paper (Original). pp. 98, no. 6, plate 48.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 4500 3000 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- RING MONEY (CURRENCY) (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-043-666-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11263 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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