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Findspot (21st Century), Buckle (7th Century)

Site Name Ayton

Classification Findspot (21st Century), Buckle (7th Century)

Canmore ID 274069

Site Number NT96SW 450

NGR NT 92 61

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Ayton
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT96SW 450 92 61

Seventh-century copper-alloy buckle plate depicting a warrior, face-on, wearing a head-dress with symmetrical horns and carrying in each hand a spear in an upright position. A rivet hole is centrally placed in the space encircled by the horns. Parallels for the depiction of this type of warrior figure wearing a horned helmet can be found on the Sutton Hoo helmet plaques, the Finglesham belt buckle, a mount from Rempstone and on foils decorating the Valsgarde helmets.

Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 23/03) and allocated to NMS.

J Shiels 2004.


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