Discoverd during excavations of the Old Castle at Caerlaverock 1989-1999, these glass fragments decorated with Arabic charaters are thought to have been made in Syria in the late 12th century. As the only finds of their kind in Scotland, they provide evidence that luxuary objects could be acquired from far as away as the eastern Mediterranean in the medieval period. It is possible that they arrived at Caerlaverock as a result of trade or as possesions brought back by returning crusaders.

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Date Made
Late 12th century
Dimensions
31 x 28 x 1.75mm
Time Period
Medieval
Property Information
Old Caerlaverock Castle
Object Number
OCAE027
Access Status
Storage

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