Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
The Craw Stane with Tap o'Noth hillfort in the background (Photo courtesy of Cathy MacIver).

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mould identified

A phone call from Ewan our finds expert has confirmed what our piece of clay mould from yesterday was for - it wasn't a stud, but instead is for a very small brooch (called Type H for those with keen interest in such things!).  The X shape is not actually for decoration, but rather helps the metalworker place the other half of the mould in the right place.  We hope Ewan feels better soon - we're sure if we keep getting such great early medieval finds his cold will wither away.#

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