MHG55552 - Findspot of Viking hoard, Skye


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Norse - 901 AD? to 1100 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Viking silver hoard consisting of at least 7 ring-money fragments found in a mound somewhere on Skye in 1850 (exact findspot not known). Three of the fragments were joined in the 19th century, which later broke again and was badly repaired. At least one piece is missing from the reconstructed ring. The hoard dates to the 10th/11th century.
Presented to the NMS in 1863 (X.IL 119-122).
Called Skye No. 2 in Graham-Campbell's corpus. (Graham-Campbell 1995, p. 105, illustrated on plate 4). <1> <2> <3> <4>

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Grid reference NG 4500 2999 (point) Point generated from data supplied by ARCH Community Timeline Project: Broadford
Map sheet NG42NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Finds (1)

  • RING MONEY (CURRENCY) (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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