MHG51808 - BA Sword - Lynegar
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
ND 23 57 In the course of a visit to the exhibition at Dunbeath Heritage Centre in 2006, Mr N MacDonald reported that he had found a bronze sword some years earlier; through the good offices of Nan Bethune and Meg Sinclair the artefact was then reported to the NMS in early 2007. It transpired that the bronze sword had been a chance discovery in 1990 in the course of carrying out groundworks in the garden of a house. This is a fine example of a Late Bronze Age leaf-shaped sword of Ewart Park type, datable to c1000–800 BC. The hilt shows evidence of having been repaired in antiquity. <1>
The sword was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 107/06) and allocated to Dunbeath Heritage Museum. It is on display there. <2> <3>
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T.. 125. 'Lynegar, Highland (Watten parish), chance find', Discovery Excav Scot, vol. 8, 2007. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 125. pp 125.
- <2> Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 107/06.
- <3> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Dunbeath Heritage Centre Archives.
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- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/296103 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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