MHG61448 - Metal Detecting Finds - Fortrose

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 21st Century - 1058 AD to 2100 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There have been a number of finds submitted to Treasure Trove from Fortrose. A general findspot record has been created for this material with a marginal grid reference. TT Nos. and descriptions are given below. For more detailed information about the assemblages, Treasure Trove and the museums should be contacted. <1>

TT 84/03: An assemblage of 183 medieval and later objects. This comprised brooches, seal matrices, knife pommels, book clasps, spindle whorls and weights, weights, writing leads, bag and bale seals, buckles and fasteners, mounts and fitting and other objects (see attached TT catalogue for individual finds). The assemblage was allocated to Groam House Museum and is listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2005-1.

TT 16/04: A medieval annular brooch. It was allocated to Groam House Museum and is listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2005-14.

TT 18/04: An assemblage of 131 medieval and later objects. This comprised fragments of brooches, pins, finger ringsm harness pendants, strap fittings, belt mounts and other objects (see attached TT catalogue for individual finds). The assemblage was allocated to Groam House Museum and is listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2005-11.

TT 29/04: A Iron Age pendant ring. It was allocated to Groam House Museum and is listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2001-15.

TT 32/04: An assemblage of 22 post-medieval objects. It was similar to the assemblage submitted under TT 18/04 (see attached TT catalogue for individual finds). The assemblage was allocated to Groam House Museum and is listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2015-13. The assemblage included at least 1 annular brooch, 1 fragment and 2 brooch pins, a buckle, a cup weight, a jaw harp, a Highland brooch pin and a gunflint in a lead alloy sheath.

TT 01/05: An assemblage of 176 medieval and later fragmentary objects. Similar to assemblages from the Dornoch area. It was allocated to Groam House Museum and listed under Acc. No. ROMGH-2009.22. The assemblage included at least 3 annular brooches, fragments of others, buckles, a belt mount, a strap loop, buckle pin, copper vessel legs, a thimble, green glaze sherds, a communion token, a toy knife, a cup weight, a jaw harp, a knife pommel, a lead alloy button or badge, a sword belt fitting (42nd Highlanders) and a heart-shaped brooch.

TT 11/08: A collection of 13 medieval and later objects. These included a rare medieval censer lid and a fragment of a broken inscribed medieval silver ring. The letters have been decorated and read, in Roman script, ‘ARCVPV'. These finds were allocated to Groam House Museum. See attached TT report for photo.

TT 70/13: An assemblage of 71 post-medieval objects. This included a copper alloy book clasp, a fragment of brooch pin with gilt. A compressed lead band with cow and calf stamp a bar-mount, a copper alloy hook, a lead cast cross, a seal matrix, a 19th century fob seal with amethyst setting and incised signature, a handle, a toy plane, a fitting and a lead bust of Shakespeare. Some of the objects were disclaimed and other were allocated to Groam House Museum.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7300 5700 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet NH75NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSEMARKIE

Finds (48)

  • ASSEMBLAGE (Medieval to 21st Century - 1058 AD to 2100 AD)
  • CENSER (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PIN (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GAMING PIECE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (16th Century to 18th Century - 1501 AD to 1800 AD)
  • SPOON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1501 AD to 1700 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • LACE TAG (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval to 17th Century - 1058 AD to 1700 AD)
  • CASTING WASTE (Medieval to 17th Century - 1058 AD to 1700 AD)
  • SHERD (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BRACTEATE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GUNFLINT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 16th Century - 1058 AD to 1600 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Undated)
  • MEDAL (18th Century to Unknown - 1747 AD)
  • POWDER FLASK (17th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • BOSS (17th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD)
  • PADLOCK (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROWEL SPUR (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PORTABLE SHRINE (Medieval - 1058 AD to 1559 AD)
  • MINIATURE OBJECT (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (17th Century to 20th Century - 1601 AD to 2000 AD)
  • PENCIL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)
  • BROOCH PIN (Mesolithic to 19th Century - 8000 BC to 1900 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (16th Century to 18th Century - 1501 AD to 1800 AD)
  • FOB (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOY (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (16th Century to 17th Century - 1501 AD to 1700 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1058 AD? to 1559 AD?)

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