MHG5820 - BA Sword, Moss of Lyndale


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

Bronze leaf-shaped sword, perfect, about 2' long, found in the moss of Lyndell (now Lynedale) near Loch Greshornish. Now in the British Museum. Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960.
J Anderson 1879; RCAHMS 1928; J M Coles 1962.

(Ewart Park type - Northern step 1). Found in 1812 in a peat bog. Sword, length 66.70cm, terminal width 3.00cm, shoulder width 5.05cm, maximum blade width 4.00cm; well cast. Surface of blade badly corroded; bevel missing. Hilt in good condition apart from slight corrosion; messy khaki patina, rivets 2 : 2, none in situ. London, Antiquaries Mus. (B 10 b).
C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.

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Grid reference Centred NG 3599 5400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG35SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SNIZORT

Finds (1)

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

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