casket key found near Macduff

Acquisitions

We celebrate the past and the present, and look to the future, focusing on contemporary collecting. Many of our objects have been collected and acquired in more recent years. They provide a strong sense of place, celebrating Aberdeenshire’s people and its rich cultural heritage in farming, fishing, whaling, archaeology and architecture, amongst others.

Found in Fraserburgh by a metal detectorist, this gold finger ring with hoop slightly distorted, has been acquired through Treasure Trove in 2018, and is a rare find for the Fraserburgh area.

The exterior of the ring is decorated with a repeating frieze of lozenge-shaped panels with crosses set at the centre. There are traces of white enamel in the decoration. It is a mourning ring. There are no initials nor name indicating the individual commemorated.


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