MHG29414 - MD Finds - Castletown, Avoch


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Object- Silver seal with cross 'handle'. Seal design of ?three keys or ?thistles. Height : c23mm. Width : c15mm.
Date of find - c12th October 1997. Found by metal detecting, north of Ormond Castle, Avoch. IMAG Entry No: 1229.
J Aitken : 03/01/01.

NH 696 537 A medieval silver seal, with cross-shaped handle, was discovered through metal detecting. It is 23mm high and 15mm wide, with a design on the base of three keys encircled by an indecipherable inscription. <1>

The medieval silver seal was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 82/02) in 2002 and allocated to Groam House Museum. <2> Inverness Museum archive files include documentation of the submission of this find to Treasure Trove. <3>

Further finds from near Ormond Castle, Avoch were submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 142/99) and allocated to Groam House Museum. These comprised a rivetted bronze sheet, a heraldic pendant with hanger intact, toy lead anchor and a complete Luckenbooth brooch and are listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2002-1, 2002-2, 2002-3, 2002-4. See attached TT summary sheet. <2> <4> <5>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NH 6960 5369 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish AVOCH

Finds (5)

  • BROOCH (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • SEAL (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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