Wire ribbon (Fragment)

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From Croy, Inverness-shire

Postcard of Wire ribbon (Fragment).
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Wire ribbon (Fragment)

This plaited silver wire ribbon was found at Croy in Inverness-shire in a hoard consisting primarily of Pictish jewellery, together with a balance beam, buried between 800 and 900.

The ribbon was made by circular plaiting with continuous wire (trichinopoly technique).

Trichinopoly chains are distinctive, and known from Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Viking and Pictish contexts. The technique is known from 8th century Irish metalwork, and surviving examples were probably produced in workshops around the Irish Sea.

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Online ID: 000-100-036-215-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FC 25
Date: Between 800 and 900
Material: Silver; knitted
What: Ornament / portion
Who: James Shearer (Possible finder)
Where: Scotland, Inverness-shire, Croy
Description: Portion of silver knitted ornament from Croy, Inverness-shire
  • Graham-Campbell, James. The Viking-age gold and silver of Scotland (AD 850-1100). Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1995, pp 4, 30-1, 156. 
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