MHG4180 - EBA Halberd, Leanachan Forest


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An Early Bronze Age Halberd - O'Riordain's type 5 (1936) - was found in May when making a road in Leanachan Forest. It is now in the West Highland Museum, Fort William (Museum report 1960).
J M Coles 1971

The site of the discovery of this halberd was pointed out by the finder, Mr J Elder, at NN 179 796 (the junction of two forestry roads 140m NE of some cottages beside the Fort William - Spean Bridge railway).
Visited by OS (AC) 19 July 1961

Found at NN 1795 7960 whilst excavating the course of the forest road (J Elder, 13 Ard Nevis Rd, Fort William).
Visited by OS (AA) 6 September 1974

The halberd is on display at West Highland Museum. WHM 1520. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NN 1794 7960 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN17NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Finds (1)

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

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