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TITLE
Copper vessel found near Fortingall, Glen Lyon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_407_P237
PLACENAME
Fortingall
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Fortingall
DATE OF IMAGE
1887
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31211
KEYWORDS
copper vessels
vases
Copper vessel found near Fortingall, Glen Lyon

This illustration of a copper vessel is from 'Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760' by Richard Pococke, Bishop of Meath, published by the Scottish History Society, 1887.

At the time of Pococke's writing, the vessel was in the hands of Lord Breadalbane. It had been found near Fortingall, at the east end of Glen Lyon, possibly the site of a Roman camp. Bishop Pococke calls the vessel 'An Ancient Vase' but RCAHMS entry for the site states 'There is nothing Roman here and every indication of medieval work, borne out by the discovery of a copper vessel, with a beak, handle, and three feet'

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Copper vessel found near Fortingall, Glen Lyon

PERTH: Fortingall

1760s

copper vessels; vases

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration of a copper vessel is from 'Tours in Scotland 1747, 1750, 1760' by Richard Pococke, Bishop of Meath, published by the Scottish History Society, 1887.<br /> <br /> At the time of Pococke's writing, the vessel was in the hands of Lord Breadalbane. It had been found near Fortingall, at the east end of Glen Lyon, possibly the site of a Roman camp. Bishop Pococke calls the vessel 'An Ancient Vase' but RCAHMS entry for the site states 'There is nothing Roman here and every indication of medieval work, borne out by the discovery of a copper vessel, with a beak, handle, and three feet'