A Viking burial from Cnip, Uig, Isle of Lewis
Location of the Viking Age Burial
image: David Beard
Owing to the circumstances of its discovery and subsequent excavation, little is known of the context of the burial but sufficient information was recorded to allow a reasonably accurate reconstruction of the disposition of the contents of the grave.
In addition to a pair of gilded oval brooches and a fine assemblage of segmented glass beads, a number of other grave goods were present.
These other grave goods included a ringed pin, a knife, whetstone and needle case, a sickle and a matching buckle and strap-end (see other grave goods). Fragments of textile, of a type commonly found in Norway, were also recovered from the grave.
The grave was dated to the 10th century on the basis of the brooches.