MHG17433 - Ring Money - Skye


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (CULTURE 800; CULTURE 1300; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description


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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4500 3000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG43SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (1)

  • RING MONEY (CURRENCY) (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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