MHG60620 - Penannular Gold Ring - Cromarty


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A fragment of a Late Bronze Age penannular 'tress ring' was found through metal detecting. Gold foil cover over base metal core (whose composition needs to be determined analytically). Both ends are missing. Surviving L (measured as the chord of the arc) 24.7mm; hoop D c8mm; Wt 9.54g. Probable date 1150-800 BC. A nationwide study of this artefact type, springing from a study of the finds from Covesea Cavem Moray, is being completed by Dr Katharina Becker, University College Cork.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 199/16) and allocated to Cromarty Courthouse. <1>

Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a fragment ring with Cu alloy core wrapped in gold sheeting crimped in inner circle. 25mm x 8mm 9.8g. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7890 6720 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • PENANNULAR RING (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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