MHG3642 - BA sword and blade - Dores


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A bronze sword, and a fragment of a bronze blade, apparently part of a weapon, like a broad-bladed scythe, two-edged and slightly curved, found in the parish of Dores were exhibited at Edinburgh in 1856, on loan from Inverness Museum. (See also NH53SE 12, and NH63SW 6, - bronze sickle.) Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 1859.

Items not located in Inverness Museum.
Visited by OS (J L D) 23 March 1962.

These objects were 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. On the basis of the information available, and the lost status of the objects, it was not possible to assign to more detailed dating within the Bronze Age. <1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 6000 3400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH63SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (2)

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

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