MHG59074 - Bronze Halberd - Balcraggan


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 53 44 A fragment of a bronze blade was found during metal detecting near Balchraggan. Although reported as a sword fragment, the tapering outline and presence of a pronounced midrib make it more likely that this is the midblade portion of a halberd. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 232/14), allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

This halberd was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned an Early Bronze Age date. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. Full GR for the object is held by Treasure Trove. GW 10/07/20

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 5400 4400 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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