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Tankerness Moss

Plate (Jet)

Site Name Tankerness Moss

Classification Plate (Jet)

Canmore ID 3009

Site Number HY50NW 48

NGR HY 5 0

NGR Description Unlocated

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish St Andrews And Deerness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY50NW 48 unlocated

A trapezoidal jet plate, interpreted as part of a Bronze Age necklace, was found by W Mitchell of Grind ' in a peat which had been dug out of a moss in Tankerness', and was donated by him to the Orkney Antiquarian Society.

Kirkness 1935; RCAHMS 1987.


Orkney Smr Note

Object found in a peat which had been dug out of a moss in Tankerness, and donated to Orkney Antiquarian Society. It is a trapezoidal plate1.5 x 11/16 x 0.25in, with punched decoration forming a triangular pattern, interpreted as being from an elaborate necklace comparable with that from Poltalloch, Argyll. [R1]

Information from Orkney SMR [n.d.]


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