MHG60769 - Wooden Cup and Flints - Watten


Unprovenanced finds from Watten.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A roughout for a wooden cup was found in a peat bog at Watten in Caithness. It was acquired by the NMS in 1878 from A. Begg (AQ 43).
Also listed in the NMS catalogue from Watten is a yellow flint scraper and red brown flint flake. Acc. Nos. AB 2644 and AB 2645. <1>

Grid reference indicative of Watten area only. Precise findspots unknown. GW 11/07/19

See links below to NMS online collection database and SCRAN for additional information and photos of the cup.

Sources/Archives (1)



Grid reference Centred ND 2500 5400 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (3)

  • CUP (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • FLAKE (Undated)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Undated)

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