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Piece / bronze, sheet


Fragmentary sheet of tin bronze, six pieces, decorated with engraved ornament, found in a cist burial at Machrins, Colonsay, 850 - 950 AD

Museum reference

X.HR 1561



Object name

Piece / bronze, sheet


850 - 950


Tinned bronze

Physical description

Bronze, tin; 6 pieces from 1 object; sheet, thin, surface tinned after engraving; small rivet; thin edging/backing strip; cast boss with perforated tang in oval hole; engraved, hindquarters of 2 animals, background of oblique hatching

Collection place(s)

Cnoc nan Gall, Machrins, Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland, Northern Europe


Maldonado, A. 2021. Crucible of Nations: Scotland from Viking Age to Medieval Kingdom. Edinburgh: National Museums Scotland.

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