MHG3366 - LBA Spearhead, Brachla Farm


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A Late Bronze Age spearhead from Brackla Farm, Inverness, is in the British Museum (Acc No: WG 2042). It is of Greenwell and Brewis's Class IV, ie, leaf-shaped blade and looped.
('Brachla' is at NH 561 329 on OS 6", Coles' distribution map shows approximate siting to it).
J M Coles 1962 <1>

Re-classified under Scottish Middle Bronze Age, Class D type, this spearhead from Brackla Farm had provision for rivets to hold the spearshaft, possibly another indication of the Late Bronze Age.
J M Coles 1966 <2>

No further information.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 April 1970

This spearhead was catalogued and photographed 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 Middle Bronze Age date. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5610 3290 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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