MHG61460 - Finger Ring - Stain, South Keiss


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 3400 6000 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • FINGER RING (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD to 1559 AD)

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