MHG5265 - Hoard, Nr Storr Rock
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
Centred 52 54.
On January 7th, 1891, two silver coins were found on the shore near Storr Rock; further investigation resulted in a hoard consisting of 108 coins and 23 broken pieces of silver being discovered. The hoard was probably deposited about the middle of the 10th century.
It comprises fragmentary silver rings, mounts, plates and ingots, and 99 coins including those of Edward the Elder (901-25), Athelstan (925-41), Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury (891-923) and Sitric of Northumbria (914-26) There are also 9 Cufic coins dating from AD 892-942.
Stevenson concludes such hoards are the result of raiding.
The hoard is now in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh (Acc. No. IL 282-312).
A B Richardson 1892; S Grieg 1940; R B K Stevenson 1953.
Mixed coin and hacksilver hoard, consisting of 111 coins, almost all complete, comprising 19 Arabic dirhams and the remainder from Anglo-Saxon England, and 23 extensively nicked hacksilver fragments. One hacksilver fragment is a twisted rod from a Baltic 'spiral-ring' or Permian type, made either in eastern Europe or southern Scandinavia. It is the only such fragment known from Scotland. Other hacksilver fragments are paralleled from Viking hoards from Ireland and England. The hoard is the earliest coin-dated hoard of undoubted Scandinavian character, and was deposited c. 935-940. (Graham-Campbell 1995)
Pictures on SCRAN website www.scran.ac.uk ID 000-000-582-372-C and 000-100-043-777-C. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Richardson, A B. 1892. 'Notice of a hoard of broken silver ornaments and Anglo-Saxon and oriental coins found in Skye', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 26 1891-2, p.225-40. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 225-40. 225-36.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Kruse and Tate, S E and J. 1993. 'XRF analysis of Viking Age silver ingots', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 122 1992, p.295-328. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 295-328. 295-328.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Grieg, S. 1940. Viking antiquities in Scotland. 113-15.
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Graham-Campbell, J.. 1995. The Viking-Age Gold and Silver of Scotland (AD 950-1100). Paper (Original). no. 30 pp. 28, 144-146..
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. IL 282-IL 312.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Stevenson, R B K. 1953. 'Coin hoard, Castle Maol, Skye', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 85 1950-1, p.158-9. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 158-9. 170-5.
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2012. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Broadford. Yes. Digital. Site 47.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 5199 5400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- HOARD (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- RING (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- COIN (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- PENANNULAR BROOCH (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- INGOT (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- BRACELET (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
- UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11525 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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