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Treasure Trove  Ospisdale  - Zoomorphic D-shaped buckle

Treasure Trove Ospisdale - Zoomorphic D-shaped buckle

Date Added: 19 December 2014 Year: 1150 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2014_043_01 | Picture No: 12162

First of 14 objects, a substantial cast copper allow buckle with the terminals of a strap bar depicted as the heads of biting beasts. These are of a type increasingly being recognised as a significant transitional type between the Early Historic period and the medieval proper and appear to date from c.1150 into the 136 century. 13x9mm [Grid Ref: NH 71638 89423] Part of an assemblage of metal detector finds from the area around Ospisdale which were submitted to Treasure Trove. This group of medieval and later finds can be compared to the larger assemblage found several years ago around Dornoch as many of the objects are of the same type and age.

Dimensions: Length31 mm - Width 23mm

Groups: Dornoch Finds and Treasure Trove


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