MHG11008 - EBA Hoard, Baile-nan-Coille


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A hoard of three Early Bronze Age halberd blades was found before May 1882 during gravel digging for road construction near Baile-nan-Coille, Strathbrora. They lay at the foot of a hill slope under 3ft of earth, and 1ft below the gravel surface. Two are in Dubrobin Museum, the third was lost by the finder.
Acc Nos 1880.3 and 4 (Info from TS of Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1882; J G Callander 1923; S P O'Riordain 1936; D Britton 1963; J M Coles 1971.

These two blades are on display in Dunrobin Museum
Visited by OS (N K B) 15 June 1976.

The two halberds were catalogued during an inventory of Dunrobin Castle Museum's collection in 2019 by ARCH. Listed under Acc. No. 1880.3-4. They are on display in case 28, shelf C. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8000 1100 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (2)

  • HOARD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • HALBERD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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