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Culbin Sands

Pin(S) (Bronze)(Viking)

Site Name Culbin Sands

Classification Pin(S) (Bronze)(Viking)

Canmore ID 15900

Site Number NJ06SW 12

NGR NJ 0 6

NGR Description Unlocated

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Dyke And Moy
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ06SW 12 unlocated.

Several bronze pins, of various types, from the Culbin Sands, are in the Royal Museum of Scotland (RMS, formerly the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS]).

G F Black 1891; S Grieg 1940; D V Clarke 1971; T Fanning 1983

Catalogue of stick pins:

10-12 Three virtually-identical pins, with plain nail-heads without insets and plain shanks.

19 Plain dome-headed pin of type common in Early Christian contexts in Ireland.

20 Plain dome-headed pin with abacus below head.

22 Disc-headed pin with plain head and shank.

23 As 22, but with more ovoid head.

37 Damaged crescent-headed pin.

40 Double bead-headed pin.

46 Roman-derived pin of uncertain type, with probable flat disc head.

52 Double spiral-headed pin, of probable 7th or 8th century date.

53 Double spiral-headed pin of 'crook' type.

54 Pin with single, double-crook head.

55 Similar to 53.

58 Plain cushion-headed pin, probably of the Viking period.

59 Diamond-headed pin, probably of Viking period. Much-corroded example with solid, faceted head bearing Viking-type link pattern on one face.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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