Metalwork Ewan Campbell

Silver

5092, u/s, 10.1

Silver coin. Danish two skilling of 1677. Obverse CHR[IST]IAN.V.D.G.DAN around Danish royal arms; reverse [---]AN.GOT.REX.1677 around II SKILL DANS. in three lines. Condition: worn, with recent chip on one side.

D 12 mm; Wt 0.53g.

Copper Alloy

5021, 130, 9.3

Part of finely decorated copper alloy hoop of sub-circular section. A central thickening is flattened on the inside face. Two parallel grooves flanking the outer edges of the hoop run together to form snout-like protuberances on the inner face on either side of the central boss. An iron rod or pin attached by corrosion to a fragment of copper alloy accompanies the hoop. L 23 mm; W 2-4 mm; estimated original D 35 mm.

5033, 104, 10.5

Copper alloy disc-headed stick pin. The pin shaft is very finely made, hipped and divided in two by two incised grooves. The upper part is a keeled oval in section, expanding downwards slightly. The lower part is hexagonal in section, tapering to a point, with each angle bevelled into the lower incised groove. The head is a flat circular disc set at right angles to the keeling of the upper shaft. Large corrosion lumps on upper part, but otherwise finely patinated.

L 61 mm; head D 9 mm; shaft D 3-4 mm.

5035, u/s

Thick copper alloy strip with ends folded back on each other. Central area narrower, flanked by two copper alloy rivets, and with an incomplete iron strip folded around it. Part of ?latch. Post-medieval.

L 118 mm; W 18 mm; T 2 mm.

5109, 272, 7.6

Copper alloy ring with incised decoration. A thin flat hammered strip, bent into a ring, with a rivet hole at one end which was originally covered by the other end of the ring but is now sprung apart. The outer face is decorated with a central and two outer grooves. There are nine bands of transverse hatching, in groups of ten to fifteen lines, alternating on either side of the central groove in a fashion reminiscent of ogham script. Inside face plain. Decorative binding strip for cylindrical object such as wand.

W 4 mm; D 19 mm.

5217, 248, 6.2

Copper alloy stick pin. The head is polyhedral, basically a faceted cube with the top surface rounded. One angle bears two horizontal nicks. The head is separated from the shaft by a square collar. The upper part of the shaft is cylindrical, of circular section, separated from the lower part which tapers to a point by three faint grooves. The surface is highly polished and shows sign of considerable wear.

L 54 mm; shaft D 2-3 mm; head W 4 mm.

5222, 284, 7.1

Copper alloy needle, incomplete. Tapers from head to tip, lower part circular in section, upper part flattened. Broken at hole, which shows signs of wear, tip missing. Highly polished.

L 39 mm; W 1-3 mm; T 1 mm.

5225, 313, 10.1

Complete copper alloy needle, slightly bent in middle. Tapered regularly from head to tip, head flattened, point circular in section. Hole large and irregular with signs of wear. Polished surface.

L 47 mm; W 3 mm; T 1.5 mm; hole D 2 mm.

5237, 563, 7.2

Decorated copper alloy fibula of 'safety-pin' type. The brooch is fashioned from a single length of round wire, with a spring at one end formed by three tight coils. The pin fastens over a hook on the opposite end of the front plate. The front is formed by hammering the wire flat into a rectangular plate with tapered ends which is decorated with stamped interlace ornament within an incised border. The three-strand interlace pattern is indicated by eighteen alternating stamped triangles and incised grooves on the outer borders, giving a chip-carved effect. The plain back of the plate is flat with concave edges. The last third of the pin is missing and the hook plate broken off. The pin and spring are twisted in relation to the front plate.

L 44 mm; W 6 mm; T 1 mm; wire D 1.5 mm.

5257, 421, 9.2

Irregular piece of copper alloy sheeting, folded around into a crudely formed cone, closed at base. Sub-triangular section at base, becoming rounded towards top, which is ragged. No sign of rivet hole for attachment. Although distorted and cracked this is probably due to the use of poor quality sheeting. Possibly a ferrule.

L 34 mm; D 11 mm; T 0.5 mm.

5291, 704, 7.5

Two thirds of a copper alloy ring. Badly corroded but probably circular in section. Possibly a finger-ring.

D 22 mm; T 2 mm.

5300, 704, 7.5

A complex of copper alloy and iron objects in two groups.

a) Folded section of a vessel (?bowl) with a thickened rim, now badly corroded and splitting. A length of square-sectioned iron rod is corroded onto the surface.

L 67 mm; H 34 mm; T 1 mm.

b) Complex of objects.

i) Large copper alloy ring, D 30 mm, T 4 mm, corroded to a curved iron blade, flattened and expanded at one end, with a rivet through it. Resembles one arm of a small pair of scissors. A small curved section of copper alloy rod is corroded to the iron object.

ii) A pointed triangular iron bar with a hole at the broad end, the tip missing. A copper alloy fragment is corroded to one side.

L 45 mm: W 10 mm; T 4-5 mm.

iii) A complex object of copper alloy, very badly corroded. This could be interpreted as a number of flat strips attached to a ring or the foot of a fibula. L 19 mm.

The relationship of these items to each other is not recorded, though they were found close together.

5304, 704, 7.5

Copper alloy projecting-ring pin, broken in two ?joining pieces and incomplete. The ring is circular, of circular section, projecting about 9 mm from the pin shaft. The upper part of the shaft is oval in section and keeled. Badly corroded. The conservation reports states that the pin is wrought in sections, not cast.

L 61 mm; ring D 16 mm; ring T 3 mm; shaft W 4 mm; shaft T 5 mm.

5418, 50, 12.2

Hook-shaped decorated copper alloy object. Rod of circular section, bent into hook, upper surface decorated with transverse grooves. One end broken, the other with zoomorphic decoration consisting of a snout separated by a broad groove from the head which has traces of 'eyes'. The end has a series of longitudinal grooves. Signs of wear on inside surface. Back surface plain. L 13 mm; W 12 mm; T 2 mm.

5419, 650, 5.3

Tiny fragments of copper alloy.

5420, 704, 7.5

Two copper alloy objects.

a) Part of ring or bent pin. L 13 mm; D 2 mm.

b) Badly corroded strip. L 23 mm; W 6 mm; T 1 mm.

5421, 704, 7.5

Unidentifiable lump of corroded copper alloy.

L 6 mm; W 4 mm.

5423, 404d, 9.3

Unidentifiable lump of corroded copper alloy.

L 6 mm; W 4 mm.

5424, u/s

Copper alloy strip, badly corroded and broken. Also small iron twisted link.

L 18 mm; W 3 mm; T 1 mm; link D 5 mm; link T 1 mm.

5432, 313, 10.1

Copper alloy pin shaft. Circular section, point faceted, other end missing. Dress-making pin? Probably modern.

L 23 mm; D 1 mm.

Iron

5001, 57, 11.1

Broken iron bar of rectangular section, thickest end rounded, other end missing. Function unknown.

L 85 mm; W 17-23 mm; T 11-21 mm.

5008, 15, 7.2

Iron rod of varying section, bent into hook at one end and expanding with flattened section. The straight part expands in the middle and has circular section, reducing to thinner square section at opposite end to hook. Broken at both ends. Possibly an awl with bent tang.

L 57 mm; W 7 mm; T 7 mm.

5013, 6, 7.1

Iron eyelet formed from strip of rectangular section folded in figure-of-eight shape. Ends broken where strip crosses itself. D 23 mm; T 1 mm.

5017, 15, 7.2

Two iron bars.

a) Square-sectioned bar, broken at both ends.

L 66 mm; W 5 mm; T 5 mm.

b) Strip tapering in thickness towards spatulate point. Rectangular section, broken at one end.

L 56 mm; W 8 mm; T 2-5 mm.

5018, 14, 7.4

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 51 mm; W 35 mm; T 24 mm.

5027, 15, 7.2

Two iron objects.

a) Square-sectioned bar broken at both ends.

L 121 mm; W 7-8 mm.

b) Socketed object. Circular-sectioned bar expanding into conical socket with welded seam. The socket contains mineralised wood. Probably a spearhead similar to 5174.

L 116 mm; D 19 mm; D shaft 9 mm.

5029, 15, 7.2

Tapering iron rod.

L 44 mm; W 9 mm; T 8 mm.

5061, 202, 1

Modern iron knife handle with wooden side plates and copper rivets.

L 97 mm; W 20 mm; T 11 mm.

5078, 219, 6.7

Iron saw blade. Blade with serrated edges, broken at both ends, the teeth asymmetric with both sides inclined in same direction, eight teeth in fifteen millimetres. Small double-sided saw.

L 25 mm; W 15 mm; T 1 mm.

5083, 236, 1

Iron knife blade. Back curved, cutting edge straight, section triangular. Tang central, rectangular section. Point missing through corrosion.

L 113 mm; W 19 mm; T 5 mm; tang W 6 mm.

5091a, 237, 2.1

Iron spring hinge. Broken and incomplete. Modern.

L 33 mm; W 28 mm; T 8 mm.

5140a, 263, 7.1

Iron stud with large cylindrical head with domed top. Shaft thin, of circular section, end missing. Possibly a stick pin head.

L 19 mm; D head 12 mm; D shaft 3 mm.

5141/5142, 263, 7.1

Iron 'slotted and pointed' object. U-shaped strip with ends bent together and formed into pointed tang, rectangular in section at top, circular towards point. The two arms are parallel with the slot rectangular in form. Broken into two fragments which almost join.

L 108 mm; W 15 mm; T 6 mm.

5153, 276, 7.1

Two iron objects.

a) Part of strip or sheet with small hole. One edge survives. L 25 mm; W 14 mm; T 2 mm; hole D 3 mm.

b) Half of U-shaped loop attached to iron sheet.

L 23 mm: W 5 mm; T 5 mm.

5160, 278, 7.1

Complete iron 'slotted and pointed object'. Flat strip of rectangular section, one end squared, the other narrowing with a slight shoulder to a pointed tang. There is a neatly formed rectangular slot along the length of the bar. A mass of organic material preserved in corrosion products consists of irregularly arranged plant stems, and are not part of the original object. L 119 mm; W 17 mm; T 5 mm; slot L 70 mm; slot W 6 mm.

5167, 297, 7.1

Iron barb-spring padlock. Sub-rectangular case of iron sheeting, one end rounded with hasp bent back along length of lock (incomplete). The lock has a rectangular hole through its length, wider at the rounded (key) end. Inside the case is a small vertical bar in the centre of the hole, but this is probably not integral to the casing and may be part of the barbed bolt.

L 45 mm; W 21 mm; T 16 mm; keyhole 10 mm by 6 mm; bolthole 8 mm by 5 mm.

5174, 279, 7.1

Iron leaf-shaped spearhead. Central ridge on both faces giving shallow diamond-shaped section. Part of long shaft survives, circular in section, now hollow, but this is probably due to corrosion and is not the socket. Spearhead of Swanton's Group D2/3.

L 96 mm; W 19 mm; T 5 mm; shaft D 6 mm.

5182, 279, 7.1

Irregular iron object. Possibly a large rivet through a piece of curved iron sheeting.

L 27 mm; W 22 mm; T 11 mm; rivet D 13 mm.

5183, 278, 7.1

Irregular iron sheet, axe-shaped, encased in corrosion with organic remains.

L 60 mm; W 55 mm; T 2-3 mm.

5184, 279, 7.1

Iron spatulate object. One end expanded, leaf-shaped of triangular section. Tapers into the other end which is of rectangular section, possibly a tang.

L 43 mm; W 13 mm; T 4 mm.

5185, 291, 7.1

Fragment of tapering iron blade with edges folded over. Broken at both ends.

L 39 mm; W 8-15 mm; T 2 mm.

5189, 284, 7.1

Large iron nail, hand-made, possibly ancient.

L 55 mm; W 7 mm; head D 18 mm.

5190, 239, 6.1

Iron awl. Tang of rectangular section tapering rapidly to a chisel point. The other end has a round section, tapering gradually to a point. Probably a leather-working awl.

L 63 mm; W 5 mm; T 4 mm.

5191, 507, 7.1

Complete tanged iron blade. Flat blade of rectangular section (not a knife), spatulate shape expanding slightly to rounded end. Tang central, of circular section, slightly bent. A mass of organic material is corroded to one face consists of woody stems and other fibrous material arranged irregularly and not originally associated with the object.

L 98 mm; W 13-15 mm; T 4 mm.

5192, 292, 7.1

Fragment of iron brooch. Part of circular hoop with head of pin. Pin shaft section sub-square. Pin head looped over, flattened, with traces of two longitudinal grooves at edges producing barrel-headed form of pin head.

Estimated hoop D 40 mm; hoop T 3 mm; shaft D 3.5 mm; head W 8 mm.

5193, 207, 7.1

Iron ring of oval section with fragment of iron strip looped over one side. Possibly head of loose-ring pin.

D 24 mm; T 3 mm; W of loop 5 mm.

5196, 287, 7.1

Iron plate with two rivets. Oval shaped plate with two large rivets joining the remains of another plate at the back.

L 28 mm; W 17 mm; T 8 mm.

5203, 239, 6.1

Iron tanged knife blade, broken at both ends. Tang rectangular, not tapering, offset towards cutting edge side. Blade with straight back, concave cutting edge, triangular section.

L 88 mm; W 6-11 mm; T 1-4 mm.

5205, 533, 6.1

Iron strip with wood remains. Flat rectangular strip, broken at one end, with circular loop at other end. Loop incomplete, formed by splitting iron strip and bending ends around. There is a large rivet at the opposite end of the strip, head missing, back plate in position with mineralised wood between it and the strip. Probably a bucket handle suspension loop.

L 52 mm; W 21 mm; T 2-4 mm; wood T 8 mm.

5211, 239, 6.1

Iron bar, square section, tapering towards both ends which have the tips missing. Possibly a file.

L 105 mm; W 6 mm; T 6 mm.

5223, 284, 7.1

Iron bar, tapering at both ends, broken at both ends. Rectangular section at one end, triangular at other. Possibly a small knife.

L 46 mm; W 4-7 mm; T 4 mm.

5231, 543, 7.2

Tapering iron bar, rectangular section, broken at both ends. Possible knife tang.

L 47 mm; W 4-9 mm; T 3 mm.

5236, 543, 7.2

Bent iron rod. One end of square section, the other rectangular and tapering.

L 69 mm; W 4-5 mm; T 3-4 mm.

5238, 318, 10.2

Iron bracelet from skeleton. Crudely made bracelet of irregular square section, ends sprung apart and incomplete.

D 63-65 mm; W 4 mm; T 4 mm.

5249, 616, 7.3

Iron ferrule. Hollow conical shape with wood remains inside. No sign of rivet. Probably spear ferrule.

L 83 mm; D 16 mm.

5258, 421, 9.2

Iron knife blade and tang, broken at both ends. The blade is concave, the cutting edge straight but corroded, section triangular. The tang is central with pronounced kick where it meets blade, and is also triangular in section.

L 75 mm; W 17 mm; T 3 mm.

5285, 639, 6.2

Iron rod of rectangular section, tapering in width and thickness towards one corroded end. Other end broken, of circular section. Small leather-working awl.

L 51 mm; W 5 mm; T 4 mm.

5324, 543, 7.2

Iron U-shaped object, badly corroded, incomplete.

L 30 mm.

5338, 563, 7.2

Two iron objects.

a) Strip, pointed and curved at one end, broken at other. Section plano-convex, thicker at inner curved edge. Possibly a knife blade.

L 46 mm; W 18 mm; T 4 mm.

b) Looped iron eyelet formed from strip folded around and held together (now sprung apart) with a single rivet through ?wood. Possibly part of a box hinge.

L 38 mm; W 9 mm; T 2 mm; D loop c. 18 mm.

5343, 314, 10.1

Two iron objects.

a) Plano-convex iron bar with rectangular section, broken at both ends. Possibly a knife blank.

L 85 mm; W 11 mm; T 3-4 mm.

b) Fragment of tapering iron rod of curved section. Part of a socket.

L 25 mm; W 10 mm; T 3-4 mm.

5356, 318, 10.2

Tapering iron bar of square section, bent at one end. Probably a nail shaft.

L 57 mm; W 6 mm.

5382, 229, 6.7

Iron stud with pyramidal head, wood remains on shaft.

L 18 mm; head W 9 mm.

5425, 653, 6.2

Iron nail bent into hook shape.

L 21 mm; W 10 mm; T 7 mm.

5426, 424a, 9.3

Irregular fragment of iron sheeting.

L 26 mm; W 25 mm; T 2 mm.

5427, 704, 7.5

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 7 mm; W 7 mm; T 3 mm.

5428, 707, 6/4

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 8 mm; W 4 mm; T 3 mm.

5429, 760, 7.5

Iron rod, pointed, round section.

L 42 mm; D 4 mm.

5430, 403b, 9.2

Two iron objects.

a) Triangular point.

L 25 mm; W 12 mm; T 3 mm.

b) Strip with rivet at one end, other end broken.

L 23 mm; W 9 mm; T 2 mm.

5431, 680, 7.5

Three iron ?nail fragments.

5433, 680, 7.5

Two iron rod fragments.

L 23 mm, 15 mm; D 4 mm.

5434, 401c, 9.2

Iron ?nail shaft, rectangular section.

L 39 mm; W 6 mm; T 4 mm.

5436, 34, 7.5

Iron rod, bent.

L 55 mm; D 7 mm.

5437, 570, 2.1

Iron nail or pin shaft, incomplete.

L 20 mm; D 2 mm.

5438, 577, 7.2

Iron sheeting with rivet, no original edges.

L 25 mm; W 24 mm; T 7 mm.

5439, 424, 9.3

Iron eyelet, broken.

L 6 mm; W 6 mm; T 2 mm.

5440, 141, 12/4

Iron ?nail fragment, tapering.

L 25 mm; W 4 mm; T 3 mm.

5441, 78, 12/4

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 16 mm; W 8 mm; T 7 mm.

5442, 542, 5/1

Iron strip, bent at one end, broken at both ends.

L 67 mm; W 20 mm; T 3 mm.

5443, 680, 7.5

Fragment of iron nail shaft.

L 19 mm; W 4 mm; T 4 mm.

5444, 301, 10.1

Six fragments of iron pin or rod.

D 2 mm.

5445, 619, 7.5

Iron plate, sub-rectangular, with organic material corroded onto both sides.

L 33 mm; W 27 mm; T 2-3 mm.

5446, 403b, 9.2

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 19 mm; W 6 mm; T 4 mm.

5448, 680, 7.5

Iron ?nail fragment.

L 21 mm; W 5 mm; T 4 mm.

5449, 654, 7.4

Corroded iron ring.

D 14 mm; T 3-4 mm.

5451, 291, 7.1

Iron nail shaft, square section, tapering, bent.

L 59 mm; W 4 mm.

5452, 680, 7.5

Unidentifiable fragment of corroded iron.

L 13 mm; D 5 mm

Modern iron

The following are not described in detail as they are either certainly modern or from modern contexts and not diagnostically ancient:

5036, u/s Knuckle-shaped object.

5038, u/s Knuckle-shaped object.

5059, 202, 1 Horseshoe.

5063, 202, 1 Pitchfork prong.

5070, 202, 1 Nail.

5071, 235, 2.1 Nail.

5075, 201, 1 Nail.

5085, 202, 1 Nail.

5089, 236, 1 Sheet fragment.

5091, 237, 2.1 Modern nails.

5095, 201, 1 Ball.

5103, 301, 10.1 Chain.

5104, 301, 10.1 Small shovel blade.

5105, 301, 10.1 Point.

5106, 301, 10.1 Bolt head.

5110, 236, 1 Electrical wire.

5118, 236, 1 Nail.

5123, 227, 3/2 Electrical wire.

5135, 236, 1 Large bolt.

5137, 221, 5/1 Spike.

5138, 236, 1 Bar.

5143, 236, 1 Strip.

5154, 243, 5/1 Nail.

5157, 201, 1 Nails.

5166, 201, 1 Nails.

5177, 301, 10.1 T-shaped handle.

5194, 518, 5/1 Washer, diamond-shaped.

5212, 527, 5/1 Strip.

5245, 614, 6.2 Nail shaft.

5321, 313, 10.1 Large modern fitting.

5335, 313, 10.1 Nail and sheet fragment.

5361, 615, 2.1 Nails.

5380, 301, 10.1 Sheet fragments.

5381, 301, 10.1 Sheet fragments.

Unidentifiable iron

The following are unidentifiable lumps of corroded iron:

5052, 205, 3/1

5090, 212, 5/4

5107, 301, 10.1

5125, 236, 1

5140, 263, 7.1

5151, 221, 5/1

5186, 232, 5/1?

5188, 279, 7.1

5235, 239, 6.1

5259, 404a, 9.3

5263, 404/5, 9.3

5278, 588, 6.2

5283, 654, 7.4

5314, 772, 7.5

5343, 314, 10.1

5353, u/s

5409, 564, 5/2

Fired clay - Ewan Campbell

Moulds

1127, 402A, 9.2

Fragment of mould with impression of circular setting. As cast, this would have consisted of a raised hemispherical boss D 5 mm, encircled by a band of raised circular pellets set in a shallow groove c 3 mm wide, with linear borders. As the fragment is abraded and incomplete it is impossible to be sure whether it was part of brooch terminal or a separate fitting. However, enough of one edge of the mould survives to suggest that the mould was fairly large and that the setting lay at the edge of a large object, which could have been a brooch terminal. The valve is flat on the rear and of rectangular section, showing that it is a lower valve of a two-piece mould. The fabric is surprisingly coarse, with abundant quartz and mica. It is reddish orange with grey areas where molten metal has reduced the surface colour.

L 21 mm; W 14 mm; T 7 mm; external D setting 11 mm.

5400, 517, 4/3

Fired clay, probably a mould fragment. One flat surface has traces of an edge at one point. The other surface is broken and abraded. Fabric as 5454.

L 25 mm; W 19 mm; T 8 mm.

5454, 275, 7.1

Part of mould for hand-pin. Upper valve of two-piece mould, upper surface convex, luted over lower valve. Lower surface flat with two V-shaped positive keys and the impression of the rear face of a hand-pin. The shaft of the pin, of which 14 mm length survives, is c 4 mm in diameter and projects slightly to the rear at the top end. The head has three co-joined 'fingers' or circular protuberances in a horizontal row. Beneath and to one side are traces of what is either another finger or the edge of the front plate. The area of the pin impression is fired grey indicating contact with molten metal. The fabric is orange and fine-grained with no visible inclusions.

L 34 mm; W 27 mm; T 12 mm.

Crucibles

1399, 607, 6.2

Two crucible fragments. Rim and lower wall sherds of very large cylindrical or bucket-shaped crucible. Exterior heavily vitrified, completely covered in thick glassy red, brown and black deposit. Interior also heavily vitrified with bubbly red and black vitrification and a band of copper corrosion products just below the rim. Fabric white, fine-grained with small quartz crystals, vitrified.

H 49 mm; estimated D 85 mm; T 7 mm.

5012, 50, 12.2

Crucible fragment. Basal part of a large pyramidal or bowl-shaped crucible. Exterior cracked and vitrified with black glassy deposits. Interior with no signs of vitrification or metal dross. Fabric coarse, grey, with abundant quartz and rock fragments.

H 27 mm; W 52 mm; T 5-7 mm.

5387, 668, 6/4

Crucible fragment. Rim of large crucible. Fabric and description as 5405, probably same vessel.

H 18 mm; W 26 mm; T 7 mm.

5405, 700, 6/4

Two joining crucible fragments. Rim and lower wall of large bucket-shaped crucible, probably the same vessel as 1399. Fabric and description as 1399.

H 58 mm; W 49 mm; T 5-6 mm.

5406, 707, 6/4

Two crucible fragments. Rim sherds of medium-sized ?cylindrical crucible. Exterior heavily vitrified with brown, black and red glassy deposits, interior with bubbly vitrification and metal corrosion products (?silver). Fabric white, quartz tempered, vitrified.

H 25 mm; estimated D c. 50 mm.

5407, 598, 4/2

Crucible fragment from near base. Fabric and description as 1399, probably the same vessel.

L 32 mm; W 25 mm; T 7 mm.

5413, 652, 6.2

Crucible fragment, small bodysherd of large crucible, fabric and description as 1399, probably the same vessel.

L 19 mm; W 11 mm; T 6 mm.

5414, 59, 12/3

Crucible fragment. Rim of tiny ?cylindrical crucible. Exterior with thick red glassy vitrification, interior with bubbly vitrification. Fabric white, quartz-rich, vitrified.

H 19 mm; W 15 mm; estimated D 20 mm.

Miscellaneous

5388, u/s

Vitrified furnace lining. Exterior with thick black glassy vitrification, inner surface abraded, brick red. Fabric red/grey, coarse, micaceous with large quartz and other fragments. Possibly from near a tuyère.

L 31 mm; W 31 mm; T 14 mm.

5402, 549, 7.2

Fired clay, possibly furnace lining. An irregular lump of fired clay with impressed curved surfaces. Part of one face is slightly vitrified. Fabric orange-buff, fine-grained, micaceous, with occasional organic temper (?grass) and large rock fragments. L 48 mm; W 37 mm; T 32 mm.

5404, 313, 10.1

Fragment of small bowl of pipe-clay. Profile with flat-topped everted rim, vertical wall and rounded base. Exterior has impressions of ?textile, while interior has finger marks. Fabric white, fine fired pipe-clay. Function unknown.

H 30 mm; W 38 mm; estimated D 60 mm; T 3-6 mm.

5408, 239, 6.1

Unfired or baked clay. Shallow thick dish-shaped lump of clay, possibly not an artefact. Fabric grey, coarse with numerous angular rock fragments.

L 65 mm; W 60 mm; T 31 mm.

5411, 668, 6/4

Unfired or baked clay. Irregular lump, fabric as 5408.

L 63 mm; W 57 mm; T 43 mm.

Stone - Ewan Campbell

Mould

4584, 668, 6/4

Steatite mould for casting bars and discs. Well-shaped rectangular block with worn, rounded corners. There are mould cavities on all four long faces. Most of the upper wide face is occupied by a disc mould, D 52 mm: D 8 mm, with a slightly concave lower surface crudely incised with radial grooves (possibly to help with extraction of disc). At one end there is a small bar mould with rounded ends, L 34 mm; W 6 mm; D 3 mm. The other wide face has three parallel bar moulds, all with slightly rounded ends: i) L 63 mm; W 9 mm; D 8 mm, ii) L 54 mm; W 8 mm; D 6 mm, iii) L 41 mm; W 5.5 mm; D 6 mm. These are blackened through use. The two long narrow faces each have a single bar mould: i) L 66 mm; W 13 mm; D 11 mm, ii) L 53 mm; W 8 mm; D 5 mm. The object shows considerable signs of wear and use.

Overall dimensions: L 79 mm; W 66 mm; T 30 mm.