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Fragment

Description

Whalebone fragment roughed out and marked out for cutting into circle, from Freswick Links, Caithness, 950 - 1100 AD

Museum reference

X.HR 913

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Fragment

Date

950 - 1100

Materials

Cetacean bone

Physical description

Bone, cetacean; sawn; with inscribed circle

Collection place(s)

Freswick Links, Caithness, Scotland, Northern Europe

References

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

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