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Bead (Iron Age), Fastening (Iron Age)

Site Name Dores

Classification Bead (Iron Age), Fastening (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 273621

Site Number NH53NE 37

NGR NH 59 35

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

NH53NE 37 59 35

Iron Age fastener and blue glass bead found during metal detecting near Dores. A variety of fasteners were used in the Iron Age and this one, roughly rectangular in shape, is slightly unusual. Analysis of the bead suggests that is it made of leaded glass, and the colour is due to small amounts of copper in the composition. Declared Treasure Trove (TT 26/03) and allocated to Inverness Museum.

A Heald 2004


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