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Crosier drop


Crosier drop of cast bronze with the image of a king, from the shore of Loch Shiel near St Finan's Isle, 12th century

Museum reference




Object name

Crosier drop

Production information

West Highlands, Scotland, Northern Europe


12th century


Copper, Bronze

Physical description

Cast bronze. Surface very corroded, but metal not misshapen or broken away.

Collection place(s)

Loch Shiel, Inverness-shire, Scotland, Northern Europe


Finder: Mack, Alastair, 1993 (fl.)
St Finan's Isle, Loch Shiel, Scotland, Northern Europe


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Glenn, Virginia, Romanesque & Gothic: Decorative Metalwork and Ivory Carvings in the Museum of Scotland, NMSE Publishing, Edinburgh, 2003

Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982

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