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TITLE
Bronze pin
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P144
PLACENAME
Castletown
DISTRICT
Central
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Olrig
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31717
KEYWORDS
Broch of Bowermadden
bronze pins
pins
cloak fasteners
pins (fasteners)
pins (jewelry)
Bronze pin

This bronze pin was found at the Broch of Bowermadden, near Castletown in Caithness. It is three inches long and has an open circular head with ribbed ornamentation. It probably dates from between 500 and 1000 AD and would have been used to secure clothing.

The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873

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Bronze pin

CAITHNESS: Olrig

Broch of Bowermadden; bronze pins; pins; cloak fasteners; pins (fasteners); pins (jewelry)

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This bronze pin was found at the Broch of Bowermadden, near Castletown in Caithness. It is three inches long and has an open circular head with ribbed ornamentation. It probably dates from between 500 and 1000 AD and would have been used to secure clothing.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873