MHG60620 - Penannular Gold Ring - Cromarty
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Sheridan. A. 2017. Cromarty, Metal Detector Find, Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol. 18. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 104. Paper (Copy). pp. 104. XY
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 199/16.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7890 6720 (60m by 60m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- PENANNULAR RING (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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