Cromarty Medieval Archive

Artefacts

Animal bones


Bangle, medieval copper alloy

Medieval copper alloy bangle.
Bone Spoon


Bone whistle and tuning peg


Bottle neck


Bottle, lead


Bottleneck


Bronze buckles and spindle whorls

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Buckle, copper alloy


Buckles, copper alloy


Bute cup fragments, c.1810

Woman sitting at a loom - a previously unrecorded design From ceramics assessment by George Haggerty and Derek Hall
Button, bone or ivory


Button, Highlanders regiment


Ceramics workshop

Ceramics experts George Haggerty and Derek Hall leading a workshop in the dig marquee
Coin, Charles II

Dated 1677 or 1679
Coin, copper alloy, Charles I or II


Coin, George III

Copper alloy, soho mint
Coin, Napoleon III

Pierced coin
Coin, Napoleon III obverse


Coin, silver florin, Queen Victoria


Coin, Victorian

Victorian silver florin.
Coins, copper alloy, Charles I or II


Comb, double-sided, bone 17th to 19th century


fish hooks


Glass workshop

Glass specialist Robin Murdoch leads a workshop in the dig marquee
greenware pottery sherds, medieval


Grittyware pottery sherds, medieval


Handle fragment, bone

Possibly from a table knife
Handle, bone

Crudely carved bone knife handle, possible 17th century
Jug handle, medieval


Jug handle, medieval, greenware


Jug handle, medieval, redware


Large fish hook for cod


Medieval annular fastener


Medieval pot sherds

Pottery, dating between 1200 and 1400. The medieval pottery included pieces of imported and locally made redwares and fragments of vessels brought in from the Scottish Borders, Yorkshire, Scarborough and the Low Countries.
Medieval, pottery sherd


Metal finds workshop

Gemma Cruickshanks leads a workshop on the metal finds from the dig
Nail clout, 19th or 20th century


Pipe bowl


Pipe bowl, stamped


Pipe bowls


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval


Pottery sherd, medieval glazed greyware


Pottery sherds 19th century


Pottery sherds, 19th century


Pottery sherds, 19th century

Rockingham ware
Pottery sherds, 19th century


Pottery sherds, 19th century


Pottery sherds, 19th century


Pottery sherds, 19th, century


Pottery sherds, 19th, century

Many hundreds of small pieces of pottery from the 1900s were found, from ornate pieces of delicate china to pieces of the very popular brown ‘Rockingham’ teapots.
Pottery sherds, medieval


Pottery sherds, medieval


Pottery sherds, medieval

From the shoreline erosions
Pottery sherds, medieval


Pottery workshop led by Barbel Dister

This pottery workshop led by Barbel Dister in 2015 gave people to the chance to understand the practicalities of making a medieval pot, and to have a go themselves.
Prattware pottery pipe

Dating from late 1700s to early 1800s.
Putting together pots

An entertaining and productive day in summer 2015 was spent sorting and rejoining together some of the pottery. Led by Susan Kruse of ARCH
Quernstone

Three quern stones (used for grain grinding), perhaps from a local mill, were found in one short length of wall. What were they doing there? See also image 95
Seal teeth and toggles, possibly medieval


Spindle whorl, ceramic, 15th to 19th century

Only partially mad, probably from a sherd from a broken pot
Spindle whorl, decorated, medieval

See also image 26 Spindle whorls were used as weights in the making of woollen thread over many centuries. Women could walk or chat as they spun. This decorated example was found within the medieval layers.
Spindle whorl, decorated, medieval

Spindle whorls were used as weights in the making of woollen thread over many centuries. Women could walk or chat as they spun. This decorated example was found within the medieval layers. See also image 71
Spindle whorl, lead


Spindle whorl, lead, decorated


Spindle whorls, lead


Stone disc


Stone discs


Stone tools and discs

Stone tools and discs laid out ready for a workshop led by specialist Ann Clarke
Thimble, 19th century


Thimble, probably 19th century


Turner and cut half penny, mid 17th century


Winding Key, fob watch, 19th century


Workhouse Token, 1812, obverse


Workhouse Token, 1812, reverse