MHG29335 - Bronze Ferrule or Pommel, Faraidh Head


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC397 693 Findspot
Dune blow out at Faraidh Head, Durness. Surface find by Highland Council Ranger Service guided walk, 16/7/1996.
Copper alloy? Ferrule/pommel with weighted core. Central perforation decorded with raised collar. Broken across perforation. Decorated with openwork lozenges and triangles, partly obscured by concretion deposit on interior. D 42mm, H 24mm, W 4mm. Information with IMAG
INVMG Entry no. 1049 Date : 12.8.1996
Find reported/delivered by Uwe Riek of NW Sutherland Ranger Service c/o Visitor Centre, Durness.

This is likely to be the medieval copper alloy sword pommel from Faraidh Head reported to Treasure Trove (TT 144/97). It was allocated to Inverness Museum and is listed under Acc. No. 1998.026. <1>

Inverness Museum archive files contains a TT notification form for the possible pommel. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NC 3970 6930 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

Finds (1)

  • SWORD? (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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