MHG3020 - Belt plaque, Smithton


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The piece was found while metal-detecting, near one of the railway bridges at Smithton, probably on Forestry Commission Land. It has been dated by the V&A to the 13th or 14th century on the basis of a similar one from Italy, held in Ohio.
Information from Patricia Weeks, Assistant Curator, Inverness Museum
NH74NW 51 71 45.

An unusual blue enamelled belt plaque, possibly medieval in date, was found in 1980. It is currently in Inverness Museum. INVMG 1983.113.
J Harden 1985.

Date should be set to Medieval for this belt plaque. Picture available (2011) on SCRAN website. <1>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 7100 4499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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