MHG60607 - Rosette-headed Pin - Ospisdale


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A broken rosette-headed copper-alloy pin was found near Ospisdale. It is a variant of a projecting ring-headed pin with the head shaped into an eight-beaded rosette with central perforation. The petals are rounded on the front surface, with the dividing lines carried across the flat rear surface by incised lines. The shank is broken just below the bend into the head. Head diameter 20mm, shank diameter 3mm.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 79/13), allocated to Dornoch History Links. See DES entry for photo. <1>

See attached Treasure Trove Artefact report (TT 79/13). <2>

Historylinks Acc. No. 2014_043_13. <3>

This pinhead is pictured on the Dornoch Historylinks Image Library, No. 88521. See link below. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7065 8852 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH78NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

Finds (1)

  • PIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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