A Pictish pin from Golspie, Sutherland

Joanna Close-Brooks (Author)


Keyword(s):
Metalwork, Pin, Giltbronze Pin
Period(s):
9th Centuries Ad, Pictish

Abstract


NH 824998. A decorated gilt-bronze pin was found in 1974 at Golspie; one side of the flat head is decorated in cast 'chip-carved' technique with a male face, characterized by 'frown-lines' on the brow and prominent ears. The pin is unique in Scotland, but its decoration and technique link it to Pictish stone-carving and metalwork of the 8th and 9th centuries AD, and its findspot lies in an area of known Pictish activity. AR

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Published
30-11-1975
How to Cite
Close-Brooks, J. (1975). A Pictish pin from Golspie, Sutherland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 106, 208-210. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8927
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