Bowl base

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From Leuchars, Fife

Postcard of Bowl base.
© National Museums Scotland

Bowl base

This bronze bowl base was found close to the moat around the castle mound at Leuchars in Fife. It dates from the 12th or 13th century and is probably German in origin.

The base depicts a knight attacking a monster.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-745-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NT 142
Date: 12th - 13th century
12th or 13th century
Material: Bronze. Inscription: IRA A VI
Dimensions: 254 mm D
What: Bowl / bottom
Subject: Miscellaneous (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Leuchars
Description: Bottom of a bronze bowl depicting a man attacking a monster, found close to the moat at the base of the castle mound, Leuchars, Fife, probably German, 12th or 13th century
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