MHG2154 - Bronze Pin and Pottery Sherds - Midtown


A bronze pin and five pottery fragments, Midtown

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (CULTURE 300; CULTURE PICTISH; , Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from ND36NE0016A
JHooper, 25/10/2002
ND36NE 17 379 684.
A bronze pin and pottery were found in a field near farm steading at Mid Town, Freswick (ND 379 684) purchased for NMAS in 1925. The pin is 3 15/16 ins long with an oval discoidal head, 5/16 ins broad, with a slight projection on either side below it, and a cross incised on both front and back of the head. The stem is bent. This pin appears to conform to Laing's stick-pin type 23, and is, therefore, probably not earlier than 8th century.
The five fragments of pottery are of hand-made black-ware with a buff-coloured skin inside and outside.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1925; L R Laing 1975.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3789 6840 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36NE
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (2)

  • PIN (Early Medieval - 561 AD? to 1057 AD?)
  • VESSEL (Undated)

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