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Findspot, Brooch, Buckle(S), Coin(S), Fastening, Finger Ring, Spindle Whorl(S)

Site Name Auchmithie

Classification Findspot, Brooch, Buckle(S), Coin(S), Fastening, Finger Ring, Spindle Whorl(S)

Canmore ID 268001

Site Number NO64SE 74

NGR NO 680 445

NGR Description Centred on NO 680 445

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Arbroath And St Vigeans
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO64SE 74 centred on NO 680 445

Assemblage of 24 medieval coins and metal objects, found at Auchmithie by metal detecting. Declared Treasure Trove (TT 66/02), and purchased by Angus Council for Arbroath Museum.

NO 677 444 Finger ring; complete and in good condition. Top of ring is rectangular and displays a raised diamond shape within the rectangle; diam. 21mm. Acc. no. A2003.148.

NO 678 443 Annular brooch, broken and twisted and incomplete; L 35mm; W 25mm. Acc. no. A2003.147.

NO 679 445 Three lead whorls; good condition, all displaying raised patterns; 12 x 25mm; 15 x 30mm; 10 x 34mm.

Also, two coins, very worn. Edward III silver ½ groat; diam. 19mm. Mary billon; diam. 21mm. Acc. nos 2003.138-42.

NO 679 444 Two coins: both James VI billon hardheads; diam. 18mm. Sword belt fastener; 45 x 21mm. All in fair condition. Acc. nos 143-5.

NO 680 444 Four buckles; one may be a horse-gear fitment.

NO 681 445 Rectangular brass coin-weight; very good condition; 25 x 18 x 2mm. Acc. no. A2003.146.

NO 682 447 Nine coins: Mary lion/hardhead, counterfeit; worn; diam. 16mm. Mary + ?Francis billon lion/hardhead; good condition; diam. 14mm. Two James IV billon pennies, 2nd issue, type Ivd; very worn; diam. 13mm, 14mm. Mary billon ½ bawbee; good condition; diam. 15mm. Two James VI billon hardheads, 2nd issue; one worn, one good condition; diam. 18mm, 16mm. Charles II copper bodle 1677; very good condition; diam. 18mm. James III copper farthing, ecclesiastical type ?II and III; very worn; diam. 11mm. Acc. nos 149-57

Sponsor: Angus Council.

R Benvie 2003


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