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Brooch / mount


Rectangular gilt bronze mount mount with panels of Celtic interlace later converted into a brooch, found in a Viking grave at Carn a Bhorich, Oronsay, Argyll, 700 - 1000 AD

Museum reference

X.FC 183



Object name

Brooch / mount


8th - 10th century

Style / Culture



Bronze, Gilt, Amber

Physical description

Panels of Celtic interlace

Collection place(s)

Carn a Bhorich, Oronsay, Argyll, Scotland, Northern Europe


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Grieg, Sigurd. Viking Antiquities in Scotland (=Viking Antiquities in Great Britain and Ireland, Part II, ed. by Haakon Shetelig). Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co., 1940, pp 44-5

Anderson, Joseph. Notice of bronze brooches and personal ornaments from a ship burial of the Viking time in Oronsay, and other bronze ornaments from Colonsay. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 41 (1906-7), pp 438-9.

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Canmore Site Record

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