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Mount

Description

Conical mount of silver-gilt with fine all-over decoration of engraved spirals and coils, Pictish, from St Ninian's Isle, 8th century

Museum reference

X.FC 281

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Mount

Date

8th century

Style / Culture

Pictish

Materials

Silver, Gilt

Physical description

Silver gilt; conical; perforated above base; covered with fine decoration of engraved spirals and coils; disc detached from base

Collection place(s)

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Celts (10 Mar 2016 - 25 Sep 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Celts: Art and Identity (24 Sep 2015 - 31 Jan 2016)
    British Museum

  • The St Ninian's Isle Treasure (04 Jul 2008 - 13 Oct 2008)
    Shetland Museum and Archives

  • 26 Treasures in the National Museum of Scotland (01 Dec 2011 - 29 Jan 2012)
    World Wide Web

Links to other web pages

Canmore Site Record

On display

national museum of scotland »
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scotland galleries »
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