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TITLE
Silver & bronze penanular brooches found in Sutherland
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P304
PLACENAME
Rogart
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Rogart
DATE OF IMAGE
1871
PERIOD
700s; 800s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31596
KEYWORDS
Rogart
brooches
Pictish hoard
Picts
penanular
jewellery
Silver & bronze penanular brooches found in Sutherland

These three penanular brooches were found at Rogart in Sutherland during railway construction in 1868. They formed part of a large Pictish metalwork hoard, most of which has been dispersed and lost.

The two large brooches are gold-plated silver while the small brooch is made of bronze. The bird detail (fig 4) is from the large brooch. The brooches would have been made some time between 700 and 800 AD and would have been used to secure cloaks over the shoulders. The owners of such fine objects were people of higher than average social status

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Silver & bronze penanular brooches found in Sutherland

SUTHERLAND: Rogart

700s; 800s

Rogart; brooches; Pictish hoard; Picts; penanular; jewellery

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

These three penanular brooches were found at Rogart in Sutherland during railway construction in 1868. They formed part of a large Pictish metalwork hoard, most of which has been dispersed and lost.<br /> <br /> The two large brooches are gold-plated silver while the small brooch is made of bronze. The bird detail (fig 4) is from the large brooch. The brooches would have been made some time between 700 and 800 AD and would have been used to secure cloaks over the shoulders. The owners of such fine objects were people of higher than average social status