MHG11570 - EBA Halberd, Culgower Hill
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
An EBA halberd with three remaining rivets was found in disturbed ground on the steep S-facing slope of Culgower Hill. Now in Inverness Museum following a Treasure Trove enquiry.
Daybook no. DB 1992/16. NMS 1992.
Inverness Museum Archive files contain correspondance from 1992 between the NMS and Inverness Museum regarding the halberd, a map showing its findspot a short report, photograph and sketch. It was found in October 1989 at NC 979 122, in an area where pole erection work by the Hydro-Electric had taken place in 1989. The Halberd is described as straight with converging sides, a trapezoidal hilt-plate of the same maximun width as the blade and a well-defined central mid-rib. It had four rivet holes, with three surviving and a greenish patina, more complete on the 'top side'. L 280mm, max W 86mm and Th 7mm.
It was allocated by Treasure Trove (TT 430) to Inverness Museum, and is listed under Acc. No. 1992.167. <1> <2>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: NMS. 1992. 'Culgower Hill (Loth parish): EBA halberd', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1992, p.48. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 48. 48.
- <1> Collection: Inverness Museum. 2019. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Archive Files. 1992.167.
- <2> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1992.167.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9790 1220 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- HALBERD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/77956 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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