MHG56878 - Medieval Annular Brooches - Castle Stuart area


Two medieval brooches found in the Castle Stuart area.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Norse to Medieval - 1200 AD? to 1500 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two Medieval copper alloy anular brooches found through metal detector use in the Castle Stuart area, exact findspot unknown.

They are now in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. The smaller, complete example (2010.010.005) is decorated with engraved lines covering the entire visible face. The pin is missing, and the brooch is broken at the point where the pin would be attached. Similar brooches have been dated to the 13th-14th century. Diameter 31.5mm, thickness It is part of a larger assemblage (see MHG56879). The larger example is fragmentary. It is decorated with a zig zag design on both sides. C. 15th century. <1>

They were photographed in 2013 by members of the ARCH Ardersier Local Heritage Project. <2>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference NH 7400 4899 (point) Marginal location only - true find spot unknown
Map sheet NH74NW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)

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