MHG60601 - Strap Fastener - Morayston, Balloch
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
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
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Hunter, F. 2016. Petty, Morayston, Metal detector find, Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol. 17. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 113. Online. pp. 113. XY
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 210/15.
- <3> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 2017.013.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7500 4800 (20m by 20m)|
- BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
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