MHG29565 - Various Metal Detector Finds - Castlegate Field, Cromarty


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Copper alloy circular monut ?heraldic.
Max. diam. 35mm, obverse: decorated with incised ?griffin, reverse: 4 knobs for attachmnet. Date of find: 21/01/96.
Location: probable medieval, fair site.

J Aitken : 01/02/01.

Also found from 'Field 4' during metal detecting survey:
1) Charles 2nd Scots copper turner
2) William and Mary Scots copper bodle
3) George 2nd copper ha'penny
4) George 3rd copper ha'penny
5) Unknown Scots copper twopence
6) Unknown Scots copper sixpence
7) Unknown Scots copper sixpence
8) Unknown copper ha'penny
9) Victoria penny 1891
10) 36mm X 29mm copper alloy C18th shoe or hat buckle
11) 45mm long copper - alloy belt or dagger chape
12) 14mm high copper - alloy thimble C19th - C20th
12) 25mm dia. Pewter button
13) 18mm dia. Decorated pewter button
14) 22mm dia. 3rd Loyal Cromarty Volunteers Button
15) 18mm dia. Loyal Cromarty Volunteers Domed Button

Inverness Museum Archive files contain a document which describes three items from Castlegate field, disposed to Inverness Museum as a result of Treasure Trove Case 373. These are: a copper alloy swivel ring (Acc. No. 1990.095.001) with zoomorphic terminals and thought to be of early medieval- medieval date; a copper alloy griffin head, thought to be an ornamental fitting for an unknown object (1990.095.002); a miniature lead axe, tentatively suggested to be of possible viking or later date (1990.095.003). <1>
The griffin headed object may be the decorated heraldic mount described above, however the date of the findspot for this does not match that suggested by the accession number of the griffin head described in the archive document <1>. These details need clarifying with IMAG. See also MHG14284.

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Grid reference Centred NH 7900 6719 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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