MHG48610 - IA Fastener and Glass Bead - Dores


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Iron Age fastener and blue glass bead found during metal detecting near Dores. A variety of fasteners were used in the Iron Age and this one, roughly rectangular in shape, is slightly unusual. Analysis of the bead suggests that is it made of leaded glass, and the colour is due to small amounts of copper in the composition. Declared Treasure Trove (TT 26/03) and allocated to Inverness Museum.
A Heald 2004

See attached TT document for pictures. <1>

Listed under Acc. Nos. 2004.020.001 & 2004.020.002. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A six figure GR and precise placename is available on Treasure TroveT documentation in Inverness Museum archive files. GW 17/07/20

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NH 60 35 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH63NW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

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

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