MHG8470 - Tarbat Old Parish Church - Silver Hoard
A small silver hoard was found by the grave-digger at Tarbat Church while digging a grave a few yards from the east gate of the churchyard in March 1889.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
Small silver hoard found by the grave-digger at Tarbat Church while digging a grave a few yards from E gate of the churchyard in March 1889. The finds apparently came from a crevice in a line of masonry unearthed at a depth of 5' - 6'. This line of wall foundation ran from E - W parallel with the walls of the church and the graveyard. The hoard consisted of: two complete silver armlets, or ring-money; a fragment of another, and two end portions of a fourth. With them were six silver coins, one Anglo-Saxon (Eadgar 959-975) and five Frankish (Louis le Begue 846-879). The finds are now in NMAS (Acc Nos IL 272-81). <1> <2>
No further information. Visited by OS (A A) 20 September 1972.
- <1> SHG1268 Text/Publication/Article: Miller and MacLeod, H and D. 1889. 'Notice of the discovery of a hoard of silver penannular armlets and coins at Tarbat, Ross-shire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 23 1888-9, p.314-7. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 314-7. 314-16.
- <2> SHG2295 Text/Publication/Volume: Grieg, S. 1940. Viking antiquities in Scotland. 109-10.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 91534 84024 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- ARMLET (Undated)
- COIN (Undated)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15668 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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