MHG3601 - Roman Brooch - Dores


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

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Full Description

There is a hinged brooch 3 inches in length, the bow formed by a flat piece of bronze with a knob at the foot, in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh, which was found at Dores.
The brooch has a well-defined catch-plate: it belongs to the class of the Aucissa brooches and is typologically one of the earliest Roman brooches found in Scotland. It was presented by James Smith, jnr., of Erchite Wood, Dores, in 1897.
J Curle 1932; PSAS 1897.

1 st. century A.D.
A S Robertson 1970.

The brooch is listed in the NMS caalogue under Acc. No. FG 25. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6000 3400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • BROOCH (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)

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