MHG60599 - Dolphin Brooch - Foulis
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)
- None recorded
A badly-damaged Romano-British brooch of Polden Hill type (L: 43.5mm) was found by metal detecting near Foulis, close to a known Iron Age site. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 49/16), allocated to Dingwall Museum. See DES entry for scale drawing. <1>
Information from the Treasure Trove database describes this as a copper alloy fragment of a hollow cast dolphin style brooch, of Roman date, and heavily worn. Brooches of this type are rare in Scotland, but they are known from both Roman sites and as examples that have come into indigenous hands. See link below to TT report for photo. <2> <3>
The brooch is listed under Acc. No. DINMT 7853 in the Dingwall Museum Catalogue. <4>
Four figure grid reference given is marginal. Full GR is held by Treasure Trove. GW 02/07/20
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Hunter, F. 2016. Kiltearn, Foulis, Metal detector find, Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol. 17. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 110. Online. pp. 110.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 49/16. XY
- <3> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 49/16.
- <4> Collection/Finds Collection: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection at Dingwall Museum. DINMT 7853.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 590 640 (20m by 20m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- DOLPHIN BROOCH (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)
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