MHG3015 - BA Sword, Culloden
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- --- 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. 173.
- --- 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. 119, no. 730.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Gerloff, S. 1981. 'Westeuropaishe Griffzungenschwerter in Berlin', Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica, Vol. 11-12, p.184. Acta Praehistorica et Archaeologica,. 184. 184.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 126.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7300 4499 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14256 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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