MHG61460 - Finger Ring - Stain, South Keiss
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
- None recorded
A silver finger ring was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 38/12) and allocated to Dunbeath Heritage Museum. It had an unsual split bezel and is an uncommon type with both stylistic and regional quirks. The design and decoration has parallels with late early medieval metalwork and also a group of known 12th century finger rings. It maybe that this ring represent a transitional form between the early medieval and medieval period. See attached TT Artefact Report for further details and photo. An early medieval zoomorphic pin has also been discovered from close by (See MHG60591). <1> <2> <3>
Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full grid reference for the object is held by Treasure Trove. GW 03/07/20
- <1> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 38/12. XY
- <2> Text/Record Form: Treasure Trove. 2019. Treasure Trove Artefact Reports for Highland Area 1994-2018. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 38/12.
- <3> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Dunbeath Heritage Centre Archives.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3400 6000 (20m by 20m)|
- FINGER RING (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)
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