MHG61280 - Communion Token and Musket Balls - Pitgrudy Farm, Dornoch


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (18th Century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A lead communion token, found by a metal detectorist at Pitgrudy Farm, is pictured on the Dornoch Historylinks Image Library, No. 11225. It is described as oval in shape but fairly mis-shapen, with a visible 316 on one side and some unreadable letters, and on the other side a crest in a beaded border. It was probably for Dornoch cathedral and possibly 18th Century in date given its shape.
A number of musketballs have also been discovered by metal detecting at Pitgrudy Farm. See Nos. 11280, 11195 and 11196. <1>

Historylinks Acc. No. 2012_027_032 (Communion Token), 2012_027_002-003 and 2012_028_006 (musket balls). <2>

Grid reference is marginal and indicative of Pitgrudy Farm area only. GW 15/11/19

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 7900 9100 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Finds (2)

  • TOKEN (18th Century - 1701 AD to 1800 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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