Roman brooch, Cruggleton Castle

Cruggleton Castle
A Roman bow-brooch, made of bronze and decorated with a zig-zag line between two grooves.  It would originally have had an iron or bronze spring and pin.  Brooches like this were used to fasten clothes.   Cruggleton Castle is located on a cliff top overlooking Wigtown Bay.  It has been an important power base for thousands of years and excavation has shown that the site was occupied in the Iron Age, the Dark Ages and again in the Medieval period.  It was one of the centres of the Lords of Galloway.
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SMAH 088
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Length: 56mm
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Cruggleton Castle
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