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?)
- None recorded
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 2.2.mm. 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>
- --- Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 2010.010.005.
- <1> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. INMAG 2010.010.005.
- <2> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2013-14. Ardersier and Hilton Local Heritage Project. Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). Yes. Digital.
|Grid reference||NH 7400 4899 (point)|
- ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
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