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Horse Island

Findspot (19th Century) - (20th Century), Coin(S) (Silver)(Period Unknown)

Site Name Horse Island

Classification Findspot (19th Century) - (20th Century), Coin(S) (Silver)(Period Unknown)

Alternative Name(s) Tanera More

Canmore ID 4480

Site Number NC00SW 4

NGR NC 02 04

NGR Description NC c. 02 04

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochbroom
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NC00SW 4 c. 02 04.

(Area centred NB 9900 0745) Silver coins have been turned on Tanera More, up near Tigh an Quay, in the big park.

F F Darling 1944.

The silver coins were actually found on Eilean Eich on Horse Island. The story is well known and thought to relate to this century or the latter half of the last. The coins are alleged to be 'gold and Spanish'.

Information from OS 25" annotated by I Crawford, September 1961.

Mr Macleod (M MacLeod, Polbain, Achiltibuie), the last occupant of Tanera More, had heard of these finds but could offer no more information. He believes that the information may have been imparted to Dr Darling by his father. According to Mr McLeod, the big park was occupied during the 18th and 19th century.

Visited by OS (E G) 25 May 1962.


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