NMS Archaeology Object 132634: X.FC 36 - Brooch


Description

Summary


Complete silver penannular brooch, pin missing, with plain terminals and twisted hoop, from Norrie's Law, Fife, 500 - 700 AD


Accession Number


X.FC 36


Other references

Not recorded1864

Original description

PERSONAL ORNAMENTS, &C. Massive Brooch of solid silver, 5 7/8 in. diameter. Norrie's Law, near Largo, Fifeshire. Alice Blackwell note, 20.04.2015: Complete silver penannular brooch, pin missing, with plain terminals and twisted hoop. This brooch is slightly larger and significantly less worn than the similar but fragmentary (now repaired) brooch x.FC 37, and the hoop is more tightly twisted. Extensive toolmarks (sub-rectangular, majority L 5-12mm) are visible on one surface, as well as a cluster on the second surface by the transition between hoop and terminal, and on surface of the inner edge of both terminals. Texture is visible running along alternating hoop twists, suggesting metal stress on one face of the square-sectioned bar that the brooch is formed from.

Associated person/people (e.g. excavator/former collection)

Durham, James, General, 1754 - 1840
Buist, George, 1805 - 1860

Discovery / field collection

Date of discovery

1819

Method (e.g. excavation)

Chance discovery

Place (i.e. location of discovery)

Norrie's Law, Largo, Fife, Scotland, Northern Europe

Grid reference

Not recorded

Acquisition

Acquisition date

1864

Acquisition source (i.e. name of donor)

Mrs Dundas Durham

Acquisition source role (e.g. donor)

Donor

Image

Image of Complete silver penannular brooch, pin missing, with plain terminals and twisted hoop, from Norrie
Image of Complete silver penannular brooch, pin missing, with plain terminals and twisted hoop, from Norrie's Law, Fife, 500 - 700 AD © National Museums Scotland

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