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Kirk O'banks

Human Remains (Viking), Armlet(S) (Silver)(Viking)

Site Name Kirk O'banks

Classification Human Remains (Viking), Armlet(S) (Silver)(Viking)

Alternative Name(s) Dun 019

Canmore ID 8880

Site Number ND27SE 7

NGR ND 2532 7399

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dunnet
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND27SE 7 2532 7399.

(Name: ND 2535 7395) Eight Viking Silver Armlets found AD 1872 (NAT)

OS 25" map, (1967)

(ND 2532 7399) Eight Viking penannular armlets of silver were found in 1872 in a cist in the graveyard of Kirk o' Banks (ND27SE 6), during the digging of a drain along the cart track on the N side of the chapel. Human bones were also found.

Five armlets are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS, Accession nos: IL 114-8) and three are in Thurso Museum.

R Campbell 1873; Name Book 1872; J Anderson 1975.

The three armlets are still Thurso Museum, described as 'Viking Armlets of Silver - date about 1000 AD'.

Visited by OS (R B) 1 March 1965.


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