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Castle Stuart

Findspot, Brooch (Copper Alloy)(Medieval), Buckle(S) (Copper Alloy)(Post Medieval), Pin (Copper Alloy)(Early Medieval)

Site Name Castle Stuart

Classification Findspot, Brooch (Copper Alloy)(Medieval), Buckle(S) (Copper Alloy)(Post Medieval), Pin (Copper Alloy)(Early Medieval)

Canmore ID 339422

Site Number NH74NW 139

NGR NH 74 49

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Petty
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Summary Record (7 March 2014)

Small group of metal detected objects comprising medieval and later objects of a mainly personal nature as well as a fragment of a 17th century chafing dish. This latter represents an import and its presence at the site suggests the adoption of a particular mode of dining and table manners. The rest of these objects can be closely paralleled by other finds from the area.

The most significant find is a copper alloy Hiberno-Norse ring pin. The pin appears to fit within a series of ring pins originating in Ireland by the 8th century AD and adopted by Scandinavian travelers and settlers in the 9th century AD, during the Viking period.

Claimed as Treasure Trove case TT.159/09 and allocated to Inverness Museum. Information from TTU (SC) 07 March 2014.


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