Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

Keyword search

Advanced search
  • Change view:
  • Grid view
  • List view
Pipe / portion Pipe / portion

Piece of lead piping from Linlithgow Palace, inscribed 1538 J. Frame, in modern characters

Grave plate Grave plate

Grave plate of lead, inscribed "HIC : REQVIESCIT : WILIAMUS : SENEX FELICIS MEMORIE / PRIMVS EPISCOPUS", found in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, during the repairs of 1848, identifying the grave of William, first Bishop of Orkney (c. 1102 - 1168), possibly c. 1250 AD

Guillotine Guillotine

The Maiden, a guillotine of oak and metal, used for beheading criminals in Edinburgh, 1564 - 1710 AD

Settle Settle

Settle of green-stained ashwood decorated with a beaten lead panel depicting three peacocks and two upright panels of cream linen, each with a blue stencilled design (replaced with copies around 1990), exhibited with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, 1896: Scottish, Glasgow, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and made by J. & W. Guthrie, lead panel possibly by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, 1895

Frame, furniture Frame, furniture

Beaten lead frame with an abstract art nouveau design, containing a reproduction of The Walk by Mattthijs Maris, the frame by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh: Scottish, Glasgow, c. 1900.

Capsule Capsule

One of three cylindrical lead capsule-like objects with loops opposite, found below the cliff at Tantallon Castle, East Lothian

Highland bagpipe Highland bagpipe

Set of Highland bagpipes with two drones only and with mountings of lead and horn, 18th century, and acquired in the 19th century by James Drummond

Charm Charm

Lead heart perforated for suspension, used for curing the heart ailments of children in Forres Parish and the surrounding area

Medal Medal

Lead medal, commemorative of the Royal Review, 7 August 1860

Spindle whorl Spindle whorl

Spindle whorl (Spiral) of stone, Neolithic, from Denmark

Vessel metal / skillet Vessel metal / skillet

Skillet with leaded bronze body and handle but modern brass base, ornamented with champlevé enamel in red, blue and green with a vine scroll and a wreath, Roman, from Linlithgow, West Lothian, late 1st or 2nd century AD

Weight Weight

Lead weight with a brass top ornamented with interlaced work, from Talnotrie

Pottery / vessel Pottery / vessel

Vessel of lead, from the Roman site at Newstead

Pottery / vessel Pottery / vessel

Vessel of lead, from the Roman site at Newstead

Trial piece Trial piece

Trial design on a lead disc, with incised spirals, Pictish, from the Brough of Birsay, Orkney, 700 - 900 AD

Sample / lead, pure Sample / lead, pure

One of a group of samples of rare and other metals in a pure state - lead

Back to top