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Roman brooch, Cruggleton Castle

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

A Roman bow-brooch, made of bronze and decorated with a zig-zag line between two grooves.  It would originally have had an iron or bronze spring and pin.  Brooches like this were used to fasten clothes.

 

Cruggleton Castle is located on a cliff top overlooking Wigtown Bay.  It has been an important power base for thousands of years and excavation has shown that the site was occupied in the Iron Age, the Dark Ages and again in the Medieval period.  It was one of the centres of the Lords of Galloway.

Place of Discovery:
Cruggleton Castle
Materials/Media:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Length: 56mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2008.5.223
Digital Number:
SMAH 088
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council
References:
Ewart, G. 1985. Cruggleton Castle - report of excavations 1978-1981. Transactions of the Dumfriesshire & Galloway Natural History Society, Dumfries.