MHG61232 - Unprovenanced Finds - Skye

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There are various finds in the NMS catalogue lacking provenance information. Listed below (by accession number) are those recorded only as having been found in Skye:
1890.599: Spindle whorl of steatite, one face rounded, the other flat. Acquired from Miss Brown in 1890.
FE 9: Bronze Age penannular Ring, consisting of thin exterior plate of gold enclosing copper core. Acquired 1782 from Reverend Donald McQueen.
FE 104: Bronze Age ornament or dress fastener of gold, cup-ended with a hoop of circular cross-section, possibly unfinished (See link below to NMS blog post about the object)
FK 50: Iron Age blue-glazed melon bead. Acquired 1782 from Reverend Donald McQueen.
FK 76: Adder bead. Acquired 1898 from J.R. Findlay.
FN 5: Bangle of bituminous shale. Acquired 1784 from Reverend Donald McQueen.
FN 43: Neolithic round slider of shale, with an oblong opening in the centre, 3" long. Acquired 1784 from Reverend Donald McQueen.
FN 103: Finger ring of cannel coal or shale, 1" diameter. Acquired 1898 from J.R. Findlay. <1>

A food vessel, recorded only as from Skye, was donated to the Hunterian Museum. It is listed under Acc. No. GLAHM:A.133. See link below to their online catalogue for photo. <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 5000 3000 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NG53SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

Finds (9)

  • PENANNULAR RING (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • BEAD (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • BEAD (Undated)
  • BRACELET (Undated)
  • BELT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • FINGER RING (Undated)
  • VESSEL (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • DRESS FASTENER (UNKNOWN) (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Undated)

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