MHG6146 - Terra-Cotta Figurine - Dun Fiadhairt
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)
- None recorded
Renumbered from NG25SW0001B
NG25SW 1.00 2311 5042
NG25SW 1.01 terracotta figurine
(NG 2311 5042) Dun (NR)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1904)
Dun Fiadhairt, a broch, measures 31ft internally within a wall up to 12ft thick. The entrance in the W is checked for a door and fitted with two communicating cells. Another cell lies in the NW sector of the wall, and the stair-lobby in the N, while a gallery occupies the E and S sectors (R W Feachem 1963).
Excavated in 1914 (F T Macleod 1915). Finds included an amber necklace, various beads with one dating from probably 2nd century AD., and a terra-cotta model of a bale of wool indicating trade links with Romanized Britain.
F T Macleod 1915; J Curle 1932; RCAHMS 1928; R W Feachem 1963.
Dun Fiadhairt, as described above. Largely cleared of debris; good condition.
Visited by OS (A C) 14 April 1961.
NG25SW 1.01 2311 5042
Mann and Curle note the discovery of a small terra-cotta votive
offering in the form of a model of a bale of hides or fleeces at the broch and suggest that it was probably brought by a trader from the south during the Roman period, as the local population did not use terra-cotta.
Roman terra-cotta object now in NMAS.
A Robertson 1970.
Acquired by the NMS in 1915 from Countess Vincent Baillet de Latour. Acc. No. GA 1013. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Curle, J. 1932. 'An inventory of objects of Roman and provincial Roman origin found on sites in Scotland not definitely associated with Roman constructions', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 66 1931-2, p.277-397. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 277-397. 337-8, 392; fig. 36 (1, 2).
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Mann, J C. 1974. 'The northern frontier after AD 369', Glasgow Archaeol J Vol. 3 1974, p.34-42. Glasgow Archaeol J. 34-42. 35-6.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. GA 1013.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 2310 5042 (70m by 70m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- MODEL (Roman - 79 AD to 409 AD)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-038-015-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/71755 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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