MHG60601 - Strap Fastener - Morayston, Balloch


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A fragmentary Iron Age copper-alloy button and loop fastener (L:47.5mm) of Wild class VI b, with a plain rectangular head and an elongated triangular loop, was found during metal detecting near Morayston. Later prehistoric settlements known in the vicinity are the likely use-context. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 210/15), allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery <1>

Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a Cu alloy cast fastener with triangular loop connectng to broken body with signficant surface loss, and a small lead disc fragment, dating to the Roman Iron Age. <2>

The fastener is listed under Acc. No. 2017.013 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 7500 4800 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74NE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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