MHG3015 - BA Sword, Culloden


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

Centred 73 45.

A leaf-shaped sword of the late Bronze Age was found at Culloden and is now preserved in Berlin Museum.
W Henderson 1938.

(Gundlingen type - unclassified). Near Culloden Moor, Inverness. Single find, found two and a half miles from Culloden Moor. Sword, missing top of hilt. Length 65.3cm, shoulder width 5.9cm, maximum blade width 3cm. Dark brown patina, gold where rubbed, rivets ?:4, five in situ. Berlin, Mus. fur Vor- und Fruhgeschichte (V.d 1).
C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.

This sword was catalogued as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7300 4499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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