Annular Brooch from Inver, 17th or 18th century.

Annular Brooch from Inver, 17th or 18th century.

Included in Collections: Archaeology

Object Description

A small bronze annular brooch found by Mr Dillon in 1979 whilst clearing a garden at 5 Ross Street, Inver. Mr Dillon sent the brooch to the National Museum in Edinburgh who identified it as being from the 17th or 18th century. As the annular brooch fell from fashion in the rest of Europe, they remained in use in the highlands. Gradually becoming larger, more ornate and decorated with distinctive regional imagery. The front of this brooch is decorated with an engraved and repeating pattern of triangular shapes interspersed with panels of closely engraved lines. This style of decoration can be paralleled on other brooches of this type found in east coast burghs such as Fortrose and Dornoch.

Cat No. 4427
Collections Archaeology
Date added May 20th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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