MHG3528 - Bronze Belt Plate and Fastener - Drumashie


Enamelled bronze belt plate and dress fastener found during drain digging at Drumashie, Dores.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

In Inverness Museum are an 'E.I.A. bronze belt plate and bronze dress fastener, coated with tin, and ornamented with enamel. Found in 1846 at Drumashie, Dores' (Museum exhibit card.)
Visited by OS (J L D) 23 March 1962.

'The majority of the dress-fasteners from Traprain Law are of Hadrianic-Antonine type; comparatively few are of early Roman type, and none are of pre-Roman Iron Age type. The dress-fastener…from beyond the frontier at Drumashie in Inverness-shire…(is)…of Hadrianic-Antonine type.'
J P Gillam 1958.

The Drumashie belt plate and dress fastener are listed under Acc. Nos.1982.050.001 and 1982.050.002 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <1>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NH 6300 3699 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63NW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

  • STRAP FITTING (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • DRESS FASTENER (DRESS) (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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