MHG58927 - Copper Alloy Pin - Belladrum


A copper alloy dress pin, with a perforated flat disc head and decoration, was found through metal detecting. Parallels suggest a 10th- to 12th-century date.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 52 42 Metal detecting produced an unusual copper alloy dress pin (L 77mm) with a perforated flat disc head surrounded by dot decoration; slight pellets decorate the disc/shaft junction. Parallels suggest a 10th- to 12th-century date.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 92/10), allocated to Inverness Museum. <1>

See attached TT report for details, although the GR given is in error and should be NH 52 42. Listed under Acc. No. 2011.010 in the IMAG catalogue. <2> <3>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR for the pin is held by Treasure Trove. GW 10/07/20

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 5200 4200 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • PIN (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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