MHG2509 - Ring Headed Pin Mould - Sandside Bay


Clay pin mould, Sandside Bay

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NB at this time the NMAS were acquiring finds from the Norse and possibly earlier cemetery to the NW of the Drill Hall, if so the GR could be more accurately located to 297290965120 - HAW 2/2003

NC96NE 27 96 65.
Part of a clay mould for casting a ring-headed pin, measuring 2.5" in length, and a point of a deer-horn tine cut off 2.5" ins from the point and hollowed out for use as a handle, found in the sands at Reay (NC 9665) were purchased for the NMAS in 1927 (Acc Nos: HR 816 and HR 817 respectively).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1927.

The mould is for Iron Age projecting ring-headed pins.
D V Clarke 1971.

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NC 9600 6500 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NE
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (2)

  • MOULD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • HANDLE (Iron Age - 550 BC? to 560 AD?)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

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