MHG9472 - C1 AD Ring, Lairg
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Iron Age to Roman - 550 BC to 215 AD)
- None recorded
A possibly late 1st century AD bronze ring of bezelled loop form, from Lairg (NC 585 064) is in Dunrobin Castle Museum (Acc. No. X 66). The form of the ring shows Roman influence, but the triskelar bezel decoration is of Celtic derivation.
M Simpson 1973; Information from TS of Dunrobin Museum by A S Henshall, 1966.
The NMS catalogue lists an electrotype of this ring. The original ring is described as having a flat circular bezel with three settings for enamel, now missing, with most of hoop missing and with triskele decoration. Acc. No. FA 110. <1>
The ring was catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. Listed under Acc. No. X66. It is on display in case 24, shelf C. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Simpson, M. 1973. 'Some Roman-Iron Age finger rings', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 102 1969-70, p.105-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 105-8. 105-6.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Macgregor, M. 1976. Early Celtic art in north Britain: a study of decorative metalwork from the third century B.C. to the third century A.D.. 135, no. 259.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. FA 110.
- <1> Collection/Finds Collection: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection At Dunrobin Castle Museum. X66.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 5850 0640 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- FINGER RING (Late Iron Age - 2 AD to 560 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5059 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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