NMS Archaeology Object 172026: X.HRB 56 - Brooch


Description

Summary


P-shaped brooch of tinned bronze, from Ardnave, Islay


Accession Number


X.HRB 56


Other references

Publication Cat. No. 621980.758

Original description

Material recovered from the sand dunes at Ardnave, Islay from the vicinity of the excavations carried out in 1979 - 1980. Metalwork. P-shaped brooch of tinned bronze; in section the cross-bar is faceted and the bow is broader on the top than on the underside. Simple transverse terminal lips are the only decoration although the separate head, which was attached by an iron dowel, has two opposed trumpets reminiscent of a split-lip moulding. The solid foot, broadening towards its end, contains a short pin-slot and still bears some traces of tinning. Maximum dimensions: 52 mm long, 26 mm wide, bow 24 mm high. Hearth 1. Ritchie, J N G, and Welfare, H G; PSAS, 113 (1983), pp 302 - 366, pl 23b, fig 18.

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

None

Discovery / field collection

Date of discovery

Not recorded

Method (e.g. excavation)

Not recorded

Place (i.e. location of discovery)

Ardnave, Islay, Argyll, Scotland, Northern Europe

Acquisition

Acquisition date

1977

Acquisition source (i.e. name of donor)

Not recorded

Acquisition source role (e.g. donor)

Donor

Image

Image of P-shaped brooch of tinned bronze, from Ardnave, Islay © National Museums Scotland
Image of P-shaped brooch of tinned bronze, from Ardnave, Islay © National Museums Scotland

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