MHG13994 - Polished Stone Wrist Guard - Broadford Bay


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Renumbered from NG62SW0001B
JHooper, 25/10/2002
NG62SW 7 c 642 238.

May be confused with NG62SW 16.

Ornament of polished green stone similar to that found in chambered cairn (NG62SW 1 i.e. a wrist-guard), about 3 1/2 ins in length and about an inch wide at the centre, but tapering to about 1/2 in at each end, when a small hole is drilled. Found on the shore of Bradford Bay near the a/m chambered cairn. (Lamont {1913} records wrist-guards from the chambered cairn: this is probably one of them.) Presented by Alexander Mackinnon, Corry, Skye, 1832.
NMAS 1849; D Wilson 1851; D Lamont 1913.

This bracer is in the NMS, under accession number AT 3. It is described in the catalogue as made of polished veined slate, measuring 3 1/4" x 7/8" and with perforation at each end. It was acquired in 1832 by Alexander MacKinnon. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6419 2380 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG62SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (1)

  • ARM GUARD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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