Gold Armlets
West Highland Museum

This pair of late Bronze Age gold penannular armlets were found at Kilmallie, just outside Fort William. They are thought to be Irish in origin.   

How they came to be found in 1871 makes a fascinating story! A crofter dreamt that he would find treasure if he dug at a certain spot. When he came to search, he unearthed these wonderful gold armlets.   

The crofter presented the armlets to the local landowner, Cameron of Lochiel, who, in return, allowed the crofter to live on his land rent free for life.  

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Date: 2,000-700 BCE
Materials : Gold
Size : 38cm x 25cm

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