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Findspot (19th Century), Brooch (Bronze)(Roman)

Site Name Dores

Classification Findspot (19th Century), Brooch (Bronze)(Roman)

Canmore ID 13241

Site Number NH63SW 10

NGR NH 60 34

NGR Description NH c. 60 34

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dores
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH63SW 10 c. 60 34

Location formerly entered as NH c. 600 350.

There is a hinged brooch 3 inches in length, the bow formed by a flat piece of bronze with a knob at the foot, in the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh, which was found at Dores.

The brooch has a well-defined catch-plate: it belongs to the class of the Aucissa brooches and is typologically one of the earliest Roman brooches found in Scotland. It was presented by James Smith, jnr., of Erchite Wood, Dores, in 1897.

J Curle 1932; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1897.

1 st. century A.D.

A S Robertson 1970.


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