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Skye, Dunan

Findspot (21st Century), Brooch (Copper Alloy)(Roman)

Site Name Skye, Dunan

Classification Findspot (21st Century), Brooch (Copper Alloy)(Roman)

Canmore ID 159543

Site Number NG52NE 23

NGR NG 587 281

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Strath
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG52NE 23 587 281

NG 587 281 A copper-alloy Romano-British trumpet brooch was found casually on the beach below a small dun at Dunan. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 138/97) and allocated to Skye and Lochalsh Area Museum.

F Hunter 1999

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External Reference (2011)

"Trumpet brooch with full acanthus knob flanked by mouldings. Catchplate broken recently; pin lost in antiquity. Slender bow and head; the bow is triangular-sectioned and plain with side-grooves. The footknob expands but is too badly worn to identify its form. The spring is intact although the pin is lost; it has six coils, held by a cast lug. The axis if formed by the wire from the separate headloop (the loop itself largely lost), held by a collar. L 54.5 mm; W (head) 16 mm (knob) 9.5mm; H 25 mm. Alloy: both brooch and spring are bronze with low levels of zinc and lead; the brooch has a surprisingly high nickel levels." (Hunter 2007, p. 75)

Hunter, Fraser 2007. Beyond the edge of the empire - Caledonians, Picts and Romans (Groam House Museum lecture), p. 75

Dataset on www.ambaile.org.uk id HCD_ARCH_0008

Information from the ARCH Community Timeline course, 2011

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