MHG4838 - BA Sword - Waternish
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Bronze leaf-shaped sword found 'some time since', 4' below the surface of a peat moss on the hill overlooking the ruined church of Trumpan (NG26SW 3). Length, 23 1/4"; width (at broadest), 1 5/8"; width (at narrowest), 1 1/4"; at the wings of the hilt plate it is 2" broad; and what remains of the grip measures 2 3/4" long.
It is believed to have been a single find and is similar in most respects to other specimens found in the W Highlands.
Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960; C H Bedford 1889; RCAHMS 1928.
GIS spatial data adjusted in 2021 to the hill overlooking the church [IS-L 06/05/2021].
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. . lii.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Bedford, C H. 1889. 'Notice of a bronze sword found on the estate of Waternish, Skye', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 23 1888-9, p.258-61. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 258-61. 258-61.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 2276 6132 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/10942 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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