Belt ring & wristguard

< 1 of 1 > Back

From near Craigiehall, Perthshire and Fyrish, Evanton, Ross-shire

Postcard of Belt ring & wristguard.
© National Museums Scotland

Belt ring & wristguard

These two objects are archery equipment. The cannel coal belt ring from near Craigiehall in Perthshire was probably from a quiver belt, while the stone wristguard from Fyrish at Evanton in Ross-shire protected the archer's wrists from the bowstring.

The belt ring is circular, with complex holes in one side for attaching it to a belt. The other end of the belt would have passed through it. The wristguard would have been attached to a leather strap, fixing it to the wrist.

Around 2500 BC, a new archery kit was adopted in Scotland from continental Europe, along with prestige items such as the domestic horse and decorated drinking pots. A new type of bow, short and curving, was used as well as new accessories such as these.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-036-641-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FN 123
Date: Belt ring: between 2300 and 1600 BC; wristguard: between 2300 and 1800 BC
Bronze Age
Bronze Age
Material: Jet; square in section
Stone, greenish, hard; cross section curved; polished; perforated at each corner
Dimensions: 4.50" x 1.25"
What: Bracer
Ring, pulley belt
Who: Duns Collection
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Craigiehall
Scotland, Ross and Cromarty, Kiltearn, Evanton, Fyrish
Description: Bronze Age bracer of polished hard greenish stone perforated at each corner, from Fyrish, Evanton
Bronze Age jet pulley belt ring, from a cist near Craigiehall, Perthshire
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran