MHG49766 - Approximate findspot of medieval buckle - Auldearn
The approximate findspot of a Romanesque zoomorphic buckle dating from the late 12th/early 13th centuries, now in the Inverness Museum.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Norse - 1150 AD? to 1250 AD?)
- None recorded
Romanesque zoomorphic buckle (NMS) NH 41 56 Fine late 12th/early 13th-century solid copper-alloy D-shaped buckle, with animal heads cast in the round depicted biting either end of the buckle bar; recovered by metal detecting. The style is typically Romanesque and few small metal objects of this period and this quality remain intact in Scotland, making this a significant find. Dimensions 51 x 28.5mm.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT.58/04) and allocated to Inverness Museum.
J Shiels 2005 <1> <2>
See attached TT report. Listed under Acc. No. 2005.011.001 in the IMAG catalogue. <3> <4> <5>
There is an error in the TT and DES grid reference. NH 41 56 is location near the River Conon, not far from Contin. NH 91 56 is a location not far from Auldearn and is likely to be the true grid reference, and the former the result of a typo. GW 07/02/20
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Shiels, J. 2005. 'Auldearn, Highland (Contin parish), Romanesque zoomorphic buckle', Discovery Excav Scot, vol. 6. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. Online. pp. 78.
- <2> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 08/2011. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn. Yes. Site 16.
- <3> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 58/04. XY
- <4> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 58/04.
- <5> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 2005.011.001.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 91 56 (60m by 60m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BUCKLE (Norse - 1150 AD? to 1250 AD?)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/282710 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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