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Cup-ended ornament

Description

Unfinished cup-ended ornament of gold, from Heights of Brae, Ross-shire, Late Bronze Age 950 - 750 BC

Museum reference

X.FE 96

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Cup-ended ornament, Dress fastener

Date

Late Bronze Age

Materials

Gold

Physical description

Gold; unfinished; cup-ended, cups centred on join with band, cup edges rough with inward jutting lips, band slightly faceted at join; no decoration; peck marks from manufacturing process visible; cups scratched on outer surface

Collection place(s)

Heights of Brae, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Scottish Gold (14 Mar 2014 - 15 Jun 2014)
    Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

On display

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