A Gold Armlet of the Viking Time discovered in Shetland

Gilbert Goudie (Author)


Keyword(s):
Armlet, Silver
Period(s):
1281, 1320, 1300

Abstract


The armlet was discovered some years ago in the small isle of Oxna, adjacent to the Burra Isles, on the west side of the southern promontory of the Shetland mainland. The armlet of solid gold, is composed of four strands of the metal, finely polished, and interpleated into a continuous circular chain, broadest at the back opposite where the ends meet, and gradually diminishing in girth towards the points, which are joined together by a flattened and elongated lozenge-shaped formation which welds\r\nthem together and makes the circle complete. Comparisons can be drawn with items from Skaill although these are in silver.

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Published
30-11-1913
How to Cite
Goudie, G. (1913). A Gold Armlet of the Viking Time discovered in Shetland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 47, 444-450. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7302
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