MHG49767 - Anglo-Saxon Mount - Dornoch


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD? to 1057 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

7th-century Anglo-Saxon mount. Approximately one-third of a substantial Anglo-Saxon Style II copper-alloy gilded mount, depicting running interlocked beasts as at Sutton Hoo, Caenby and Durrow; recovered by metal detecting. An identical example from Allington Hill, Cambridge is in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Dimensions 56.4 x 37.5mm; diam of rim boss 8.4mm; diam of central boss 5mm. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT.39/05) and allocated to Inverness Museum. <1>

See attached TT artefact report. <2>

Listed under Acc. No. 2006.004.001 in the IMAG catalogue. <3>

The disc mount is discussed in A. Blackwell's PhD thesis. <4>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A more detailed GR for the mount is held by Treasure Trove. GW 17/07/20

Sources/Archives (6)



Grid reference NH 78 90 (point)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

Finds (1)

  • MOUNT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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