MHG2242 - LBA Sword - Mey
BA Sword, Mey
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A Late Bronze Age, Ewart Park type, leaf-shaped bronze sword from Mey (ND 2872) was donated to the NMAS as part of the collection of Sir Francis Tress Barry in 1908 (Acc No: DL 50). It is 19ins long by 1 7/16 ins in greatest width and has four rivet holes in the handle plate, three of the rivets being in situ.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1908; J M Coles 1962.
(Ewart Park type - Northern step 2). Complete sword, L. 48.6cm; Term. w. 3.78cm; Sh.w. 4.7cm; M.b.w. 3.65cm; reasonably good condition but poor casting. Messy black patina; rivets 2:2, three in situ.
CB Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Henderson, W. 1938. 'Scottish late Bronze Age axes and Swords', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 72 1937-8, p.150-77. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 150-77. 172.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 83.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Burgess and Colquhoun, C B and I. 1988. 'The swords of Britain', Prahistoriche Bronzefunde Vol. 4 1988. Prahistoriche Bronzefunde. 94, no. 512.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DL 50.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1909. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 43 1908-9, p.8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9, 268-71, 291-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9,. 11, 20.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 2799 7199 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-034-415-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8865 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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