MHG5785 - Bronze Spur - Loch Chaluim Chille


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 378 687.

Found when Monkstadt Loch was drained (Loch Chaluim-Cille, drained 1763 and 1824) some 30 years ago: a chased and jewelled, bronze spur of prob. 11th or 12th century date; it closely resembles one figured at p.104 of Fiarholts 'Costume in England', which is described as having been of the kind used in tournaments (J A Smith 1862).
It was exhibited at the Archaeol Inst. In 1845 by a Robert Cole Esq. of 14 Tokenhouse-Yard, London. (Anon 1845)
Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960.

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Grid reference Centred NG 3779 6869 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG36NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

Finds (1)

  • SPUR (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)

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