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Artefact Recovery

Date 2013

Event ID 993889

Category Recording

Type Artefact Recovery


NH 74 50 An enamelled Iron Age finger ring, which has seen heavy wear, was found near Castle Stuart. The hoop had broken in antiquity, and much of the enamelling is lost. Double-trumpet mouldings sit at the bezel-hoop junction. The enamelling has a base of opaque red with other colours set into it; surviving elements suggest they once formed a triskele. The multicoloured nature of these inlays suggests reuse of bits of glass beads. The findspot lies close to a known later prehistoric settlement (NH75SW 35).

Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT181/12), allocated to Inverness Museum

Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland, 2013

(Source: DES)

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