MHG22707 - Various Metal Detecting Finds - 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

Metal detecting by Mike Gallon- medieval Dornoch
List of small finds from area in associated documents
IMAG Entry No 1086/1088
Date 11/1996

Two trumpet brooches found with metal detector in ploughsoil, near findspot of trumpet brooch previously reported (Hanley and Gallon 1995). Both are cheaper cast pieces of earlier 2nd-century date.
NH 797 903 Brooch with sharply curved bow. Pin and catchplate missing. Crudely made with blind chain loop decorated with rosette with no indication of enamelling. Mid-bow button decorated with ?rosette. Poor condition. L: 42mm.
NH 796 902 Brooch with pin, catchplate, ?solid chain loop and foot missing. Trumpet decorated with rosette, with no indication of enamelling. Worn mid-bow button defined by two grooves. Chevron decoration on bow. Cast lug mounting for hinge below trumpet. Poor condition. L: 39mm. <1>

NH 797 903 and NH 796 895 (centres) A collection of metal objects of medieval and post-medieval date were found by a metal detectorist at several locations around Dornoch. The artefacts range from buckles, brooches and pins, to seals, seal matrices and horse harness equipment.
P Weeks and M Gallon 1998

Various finds from metal detecting across several fields on the outskirts of Dornoch have been found between 1995-1998. See associated documents for lists of small finds from Achinchanter.
See also MHG14573, MHG24754, MHG29344, MHG24755 and MHG29345 for other locations refered to in the associated documents. GW 30/05/2019

The two trumpet brooches were submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 38/97) and allocated to Inverness Museum. They are listed under Acc. No. 1998.001 and 1998.002. A copy of a report on the two brooches by Fraser Hunter is kept in the Inverness Museum archive files. <2> <3> <4>

Several medieval annular brooches from Achinchanter are listed in the Inverness Museum catalogue, each with an individual 6 figure grid reference. These were allocated to the museum by Treasure Trove but no TT number is given in the catalogue. Acc. Nos. 1998.027.001, 1998.027.002, 1998.027.006-9, 1998.027.015, 1998.027.018, 1998.027.019-20.
Other metal work from Achinchanter is presumably listed under the same Acc . No. (1998.027). <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7960 9020 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Finds (2)

  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • TRUMPET BROOCH (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

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