An engraved lead disc from the Brough at Birsay, Orkney

Cecil Curle (Author)


Keyword(s):
Brooch, Lead Disc
Period(s):
Roman

Abstract


A 50mm lead disc, decorated on one side with trumpet-spirals, came from below a complex of Norse houses and is provisionally identified as a casting-pattern and discussed in relation to the two-piece brooch moulds from Birsay with their innovatory pouring-gates.

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Published
30-11-1973
How to Cite
Curle, C. (1973). An engraved lead disc from the Brough at Birsay, Orkney. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 105, 301-307. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8893
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