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Treasure Trove objects from Balloan, Dornoch - Copper Buckle
Treasure Trove objects from Balloan, Dornoch - Copper Buckle

Treasure Trove objects from Balloan, Dornoch found by metal detection and acquired by the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. A copper alloy circular frame buckle with a central bar. The latter shows traces of ferrite staining, indicating an iron pin. Such buckles appear to have been used both a spur buckles in the late medieval period and in the 15 and 16th centuries as shoe buckles. Diameter 20.5mm. © Inverness Museum Inverness Museum Catalogue 2007.023.004
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