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Metal Detector Find

Date 2016

Event ID 1023716

Category Recording

Type Metal Detector Find

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1023716

NX 69 50 A near complete copper-alloy, openwork, tongue-shaped strap end with knop terminal and simple debased foliate decoration was found during metal detecting near Kirkcudbright. This is a late 10th/11th-century strap end in Winchester style (type E1c). It is the northernmost example of

the corpus (compiled by Thomas in 2000) by some distance.

Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT/138/15), allocated to The Stewartry Museum

Alice Blackwell – National Museums Scotland

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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