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Findspot, Strap End (Copper Alloy)(10th Century)

Site Name Kirkcudbright

Classification Findspot, Strap End (Copper Alloy)(10th Century)

Canmore ID 354439

Site Number NX65SE 456

NGR NX 69 50

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire


Metal Detector Find (2016)

NX 69 50 A near complete copper-alloy, openwork, tongue-shaped strap end with knop terminal and simple debased foliate decoration was found during metal detecting near Kirkcudbright. This is a late 10th/11th-century strap end in Winchester style (type E1c). It is the northernmost example of

the corpus (compiled by Thomas in 2000) by some distance.

Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT/138/15), allocated to The Stewartry Museum

Alice Blackwell – National Museums Scotland

(Source: DES, Volume 17)


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