Migdale Hoard

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Coordinates: 57°54′14″N 4°19′37″W / 57.904°N 4.327°W / 57.904; -4.327 The Migdale Hoard is a priceless collection of early Bronze Age jewellery discovered by workmen blasting a granite knoll behind Bonar Bridge, Scotland, near what is known as "Tulloch Hill" in May 1900.[1][2]

Dating from about 2000BC, the artifacts are in the custody of the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh. They include a bronze axe head,[3][4] sets of bronze bangles[5][6][7] and anklets,[8] and a series of beautifully carved jet and cannel coal buttons[9] that may well have adorned a Bronze Age jacket, bronze hair ornaments and fragments of an elaborate bronze headdress.[10]

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  1. ^ Anderson, Joseph (1901) "Notice of a hoard of bronze implements, and ornaments, and buttons of jet found at Migdale, on the estate of Skibo, Sutherland, exhibited to the society by Mr. Andrew Carnegie of Skibo". Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  2. ^ Description of the hoard on www.megalithic.uk.org
  3. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-104-848-C
  4. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-727-C
  5. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-730-C
  6. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-732-C
  7. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-734-C
  8. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-728-C
  9. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-752-C
  10. ^ National Museum of Scotland Online ID 000-100-034-744-C