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Traprain Law

Findspot, Chain (Silver)(Early Medieval)

Site Name Traprain Law

Classification Findspot, Chain (Silver)(Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Pictish

Canmore ID 56385

Site Number NT57SE 1.19

NGR NT 5834 7487

NGR Description NT c. 5834 7487

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonkirk
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian


Note (12 November 2018)

An early medieval silver chain was discovered by quarry workers at Traprain Law in January 1938 ‘near the quarry, between the 600 and 700 ft contours’ (Edwards 1939, 326) and acquired for the National Museum in March 1939 (PSAS 73, 333; NMS Accession Number X.FC 248). The find spot of the chain is annotated on a plan of Traprain Law dated to c.1923 (HES Archive: DP248534) at NT c. 5834 7487, in an area now completely quarried away.

Information from HES (GFG) 12 November 2018.



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