MHG7809 - BA Pin, Loggie
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A late Bronze Age sunflower pin, 11.3ins long and 2ins across head, was found on SW side of Loch Broom at Loggie. Presented to Nat. Mus. Ants. Scot. by finders, Betty & John Munro, Rhiroy, Loch Broom. (Acc. No. DO 50).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1951
According to Mr Macleod, (Mr W MacLeod, Ardinrean House, Lochbroom) this bronze pin was found about 20 years ago in the vicinity of Dun an Ruigh Ruadh (NH 1490). He was unable to point out exact spot; and Munros have since moved to Glasgow.
Visited by OS (N K B) 16 October 1964
"Bronze pin, 11.3 inches long, with a 'sunflower' head 2.05 inches across, having in the centre a conical boss surrounded by seven fine concentric grooves forming a zone 0.22 inches wide, outside which nine dot-and-three-circles decorate a zone 0.35 inches wide, followed by three more grooves and the slightly raised edge of the disc. Found on the south-west side of Loch Broom by the donors (NGR 28.137906)." . The finders were Betty and John Munro of Rhiroy. These pins belong to what Coles called the Adabrock phase and date to the 7th/6th centuries BC [11, 54, fig. 7]. The local example was found in about 1944 and an investigation twenty years later  concluded that it had been found close to the semibroch Dun an Ruigh Ruaidh, less than a mile to the south-east (see next entry). The Munros had by this time moved to Glasgow and could not be consulted. However a grid reference for the find spot was worked out when the pin was received by the National Museum  and this is in fact closer to Dun Lagaidh; the alleged connection with Dun an Ruigh Ruaidh can therefore probably be dismissed. " <1>
Listed under Acc. No. DO 50 in the NMS catalogue. <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1951. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 83 1948-9, p.229-33, 241-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 229-33, 241-8. 243; plate xxxviii.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Mackie, E.. 2007. The Roundhouses, Brochs and Wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c.700 BC - AD 500: Architecture and material culture Part 2 (I & II) The Northern and Southern Mainland and the Western Islands. BAR British Series. 444. Paperback.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DO 50.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 1399 9000 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- PIN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12145 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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