MHG3982 - BA Sword, Cnoc Alasdair, Muck
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
(Area NM 422 795) A Late Bronze Age sword (native British) from Carn Dearg, Muck, is in the NMAS (Acc No DL 61).
J M Coles 1962
The find spot of this sword was pointed out by Mr MacDonald, of Carn Dearg, Muck, in the area centred NM 4200 8001, a boggy hollow about 130 metres long in a cultivated field. It was found by men draining the field about the year 1920.
Visited by OS (AA) 12 May 1972.
(Ewart Park type - Northern step 2). Single find. Sword hilt and upper blade: length 21.5cm, terminal width 3.68cm, shoulder width 4.86cm: dark brown patina: rivets 2 (+1 blind): 4, one in situ. NMA (DL 61).
C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.
Described in the NMS catalogue as the upper part of sword with six rivet holes, one rivet in situ. The hilt end was cast on later as a repair. Under Acc. No. DL 61. <1>
- --- 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. 91, no. 477.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DL 61.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 4199 8001 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22196 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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