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St. Ninian"s Isle and its treasure

Alan Small

St. Ninian"s Isle and its treasure

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Published by Published for the University of Aberdeen by Oxford University Press in [London] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Saint Ninian"s Island (Scotland)
    • Subjects:
    • Saint Ninian"s Island (Scotland) -- Antiquities

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: v. 1, p. [176]-185.

      Statementby Alan Small, Charles Thomas and David M. Wilson, with contributions by Kenneth Jackson, Hugh McKerrell and T. B. Smith.
      SeriesAberdeen University studies series, no. 152
      ContributionsThomas, Charles, 1928-, Wilson, David M. 1931-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA880.S25 S6
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5460830M
      ISBN 100197141013
      LC Control Number73163358


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Ninian's Isle Treasure: A Silver Hoard Discovered on St. Ninian's Isle, Zetland on 4th July, Paperback – January 1, by Andrew C. O'Dell (Author), Alexander Cain (Illustrator)Author: Andrew C. O'Dell. St Ninian's Isle Treasure [National Museum of Antiquities--Scotland, Joanna Close-Brooks] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Joanna Close-Brooks.

Ninian's Isle and its treasure. [London] Published for the University of Aberdeen by Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alan Small; Charles Thomas; David M Wilson.

The treasure is the only Scottish hoard of fine metalwork of this date to survive in its entirety. What is the St Ninian's Isle treasure. This fascinating hoard of treasure was discovered during excavations on St Ninian’s Isle, Shetland, in The St Ninian's Treasure is both beautiful and mysterious: its craftsmanship is sophisticated, but the circumstances surrounding its deposition, despite much investigation, are largely unknown.

These exceptional silver and silver-gilt objects, dating to around AD were discovered by chance in under a cross-marked slab in the area of the later St Ninian's church on St Ninian's Isle.

Northern Scotland is an established scholarly journal that has been in existence since Initially produced by the University of Aberdeen, and latterly by the UHI Centre for History and Aberdeen University, it has now been relaunched as a fully peer-reviewed publication whose editorial board, contributors, reviewers and referees are drawn from a wide range of experts Author: R.

Cant. The chapel on St. Ninian's Isle is famous for the "treasure": 28 Pictish silver objects and the jaw bone of a porpoise which were buried under a cross-marked slab close to the altar.

The site was excavated in the late s and in / and the graveyard demonstrates a continuity of pre Christian and Christian burial. St Ninian's Isle Circular. This walk takes you to one of Shetland's crowning jewels, the sand tombolo which connects Mainland Shetland to the small island on which the famous Pictish St Ninian's Isle Treasure was found.

The cliff scenery here is spectacular, but it is advisable to keep well away from the edges. A Pictish treasure hoard discovered in on St Ninian's Isle, Shetland, buried beneath a stone slab marked with a cross, on what is believed to be the site of an early chapel.

The hoard consists of various items of silver metalwork, some pieces gilded, including sword fittings, a hanging bowl, feasting bowls, an elaborate sliver spoon. St Ninian's Isle and its Treasure. By Alan Small, Charles Thomas and David M. Wilson, with contri­ butions by Kennet Jacksonh, Hugh McKerrel anl d T.

Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press for University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen University Studies Series, No. St Ninian’s Isle Treasure Week *Activities for all the family* As we’re unable to get out and explore, we thought we would bring one of our favourite Shetland mysteries to you: St Ninian’s Isle.

The important early medieval St Ninian's Isle Treasure of metalwork, mostly in silver, was discovered under the church floor in Many seabirds, including puffins, visit the island, with several species nesting there. The St. Ninian's Isle treasure and the church in which it was found reveal for the first tirpe that the islands were the home of a civilized Christian peo­ ple when the invasion from Norway began.

The valuables of the church and the community were hidden under the church Roor-hastily hidden, as the evidence shows. But there was no ef­. The St. Ninian’s Isle treasure was discovered by a University of Aberdeen archaeologist in The treasure is comprised of 28 silver objects and a porpoise bone.

The treasure is comprised of 28 silver objects and a porpoise bone. St Ninian's Isle, Bigton: Address, St Ninian's Isle Reviews: /5 there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date. reviews beautiful beach both sides sunny day beautiful place to visit lovely walk stunning views sea birds spit of land chapel treasure silver mainland /5().

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 34 unnumbered pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Other Titles: Saint Ninian's Isle treasure. Saint Ninian probably lived from about to Little is known for sure about his background, origins and early life. It is said, however, that he was British in origin, and that he studied Christianity in Rome, being given the mission of converting the Picts by Pope of the day, Pope Siricius or St Siricius.

Visitor information for St Ninian's Isle, Shetland Islands including accommodation, things to do, attractions, events and food & drink. Ninians Isle beach is a large natural sand causeway with sea on either side. On the west coast of Shetland, it links the South Mainland with the Isle. This chapter explores the legal dispute between the University of Aberdeen and the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) of the Crown regarding the ownership of St.

Ninian's isle treasure in Shetland. The University, led by Principal Thomas Taylor QC, initially intended to house the treasure in the Museum of Marischal College until such time as a suitable museum.

The St Ninian’s Isle Treasure was discovered under a cross-marked slab in the floor of the early St. Ninian’s church, on 4 July by a local schoolboy, Douglas Coutts. Coutts was helping visiting archaeologists led by Professor A.

O’Dell of Aberdeen University at a dig on the isle. The silver bowls, jewellery and other pieces are. The first time I visited Shetland's St Ninian's Isle inthe weather was rough, with lots of wind and intermittent biting rain.

And I timed the tides wrong so that, walking back along the meter sand tombolo, I was often more than ankle-deep in sea water/5(). The site is most famous for the St Ninian's Isle Treasure, which was discovered under a cross-marked slab in the floor of the early St.

Ninian's Church in by a local schoolboy who was helping visiting archaeologists. There is evidence of settlement on the island going back to Neolithic times (10, – BC) with Neolithic graves found beneath the ruins of an old chapel on the island.

Ninian’s Isle is most famously known for its Pictish treasure hoard found by a school boy in So, what a better place to go hunting for treasure ourselves. The chapel on St. Ninian’s Isle is famous for the “treasure” - 28 Pictish silver objects and the jaw bone of a porpoise which were buried under a cross-marked slab close to the altar.

St Ninians Isle - Tune No. 73 for Nigel Gatherer's Tune Of The Week. Played on a Paul Shippey Cherry Mandolin. Inhabitants of St. Ninian’s Isle have begun to call for the return of medieval treasure, currently housed at the National Museum of Scotland.

Many of these arguments would appear surprising to visitors to others from larger and more disparate nations. Scotland is after all not much larger than South Carolina. This area of St Ninian's Isle was used continuously as a burial ground from the Iron Age to the midth century AD.

O'Dell excavated probably Late Norse long cists S of the chapel, and removed 'thousands' of medieval and later burials from around and above the chapel, buried after the chapel had gone out of use in the 16th century.

A Craftsman’s Perspective on the St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure. Stephen Walker. An appreciation for the wonderful design and craftsmanship of early medieval Insular jewelry and metalwork was a powerful motivation for me to pursue a career as a craftsman.

Like most modern metalsmiths who have been inspired by the “Celtic”. View over 12th-century chapel ruins on St Ninian's Isle and largest tombolo in the UK, Dunrossness, Mainland, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK St Ninian's Church and bare winter trees. Lamington, South Lanarkshire, Scottish borders, Scotland.

Here you will stop at St. Ninian’s Isle, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow beach called a tombolo. Ninian’s Isle is famous for its Pictish treasure which was discovered in This stop will also take in a visit to Bigton farm with an opportunity to see Shetland ponies.

Media in category "St Ninian's Isle Treasure" The following 23 files are in this category, out of 23 ce of: hoard. Base for mounts From St Ninian's Isle, Dunrossness, Shetland © National Museums Scotland C.

Ninian Sites. According to an unbroken tradition dating from the earliest times and confirmed in the writings of the Venerable Bede in the 8th century, a holy man named Nynia, born among the British people, introduced the Christian faith into a significant part of the land now known as Scotland long before the coming of Saint Columba.

St Ninian's Isle Treasure Scottish Celtic Necklace CelticCrystalDesigns 5 out of 5 stars (63) $ $ $ (10% off) Free shipping. The St Ninian's Isle Silver Hoard - Volume 33 Issue - A. O'Dell, R. Stevenson, T.

Brown, H. Plenderleith, R. Bruce-Mitford Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by: 6. A couple of miles beyond Bigton is the largest shell-and-sand tombolo (sand or gravel isthmus) in Britain.

Walk across to beautiful, emerald-capped St Ninian’s Isle, where you’ll find the ruins of a 12th-century church where a famous hoard of silver Pictish treasure was found.

St Ninian's Isle is a small tied island connected by the largest active tombolo in the UK to the south-western coast of the Mainland, Shetland, in tombolo, known locally as an ayre from the Old Norse for "gravel bank", is metres long.

During the summer the tombolo is above sea level and accessible to walkers. During winter, stronger wave action removes sand from. Heading further south, you will branch off the main road to the west coast and enter the village of Bigton.

Here you will stop at St. Ninian’s Isle, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow beach called a tombolo. Ninian’s Isle is famous for its Pictish treasure. This place is commonly called Whithorn – the White House – because Ninian built a church of stone there, using a method unusual among the Britons’ (1).

In the book ‘St. Ninian – Light of the Celtic North’, Mosa Anderson tells us that Ninian was ‘a man uniquely qualified by circumstance and natural bent for his apostolic mission.

St Ninians hangs off the southern tip of the Shetland archipelago; last inhabited inbut with a long history extending into the pre-Christian age, Author: Philip Hoare.

Walks are by prior appointment and of course weather dependent. Suitable outdoor footwear and clothing is essential. Meeting up point for the walk is outside the Bigton Community Shop in Bigton just a very short distance from St. Ninian's Isle. Cost per person depends on length of walk and the number in the group, contact James for a quote.

The St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure, dating from approximately A.D.is the finest surviving collection of Scottish silver from the period. The hoard was discovered in Julyin the ruins of a twelfth century chapel on St.

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