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The Hunterston Brooch was found by a farmer in the 1830s on a piece of land below the three sisters rock face near Hawking Craig.  This silver gilt brooch was made around 700AD and it is one of the finest products of its time.

The central panel of the terminal contains an interlaced beast depicted in fine gold filigree and granulation. This panel is flanked by four smaller panels with interlaced serpents. The three round and one rectangular amber settings are much decayed.

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