Fourteenth-century Brooches and other Ornaments in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland
Bow Handle, Brooches, Silver, Brooch Portions
Early Iron Age
A small cross and fragments of a chain were seen embedded in a mass of coins from Dumfries. Further cleaning revealed a complete brooch, portions of another three, and a small bow handle, all of silver. These items and the coins are described here. Other known finds from Scotland are catalogued and illustrated. Five distinct types of brooches are identified.