MHG56045 - Jaw harp - Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty


The find spot of a jaw harp noted by ARCH's Heritage Along the Kyle Line project in 2011.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (17th Century - 1601 AD? to 1700 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

This find spot was noted in ARCH's Heritage Along the Kyle Line project in 2011. It was a metal detector find from Dingwall (exact NGR not known or not disclosed), and allocated to Inverness Museum (INVMG 2007.018). It measured 41mm by 28mm. Other examples of 17th century jaw harps with the distinctive triangular bow have been found at Dornoch and Fortrose, and further afield at Aberlady and Dunbar. Information from Jeanette Pearson, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

Submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 68/06) and allocated to Inverness Museum. See attached TT report for further details. <2> <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 5399 5799 (28m by 28m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish DINGWALL

Finds (1)

  • JEWS HARP (17th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD)

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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