MHG4101 - Gold Ring, Fladda Chuain

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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (CULTURE 800; CULTURE 1300; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 36 81.

In the NMAS (Cat. No. FE 31-1851) is a Viking gold finger-ring of entwined gold rods from Fladda-Chuain, exhibited with a hoard of similar rings from the Isle of Bute.
S Grieg 1940.

Fine example of plaited gold finger-ring dating to late Viking Age, probably 11th century, found in a peat-moss c. 1851. It is composed of 8 plaited gold rods, linked by a lozenge-shaped plate.(Graham-Campbell 1995). This is one of three late Viking Age/Norse gold rings from Skye.

Graham-Campbell, James 1995. The Viking Age Gold and Silver of Scotland, no. S3, pp. 154, plate 73b. <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 3599 8099 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG38SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

Finds (1)

  • RING (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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