MHG7828 - BA Sword, Inverbroom
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A late Bronze Age leaf-shaped sword with a bronze pommel found by a gamekeeper in the cleft of a rock above Inverbroom in 1896.
In Aberdeen Museum; fascsimile in NMAS - DL 45.
PSA London 1901; J Anderson 1896; W Henderson 1938; J M Coles 1962.
(Ewart Park type - Caledonian unclassified). Single find. Heavy, well-cast sword, with wide blade. Length 70.4cm, terminal width 5.25cm, shoulder width 6.2cm, maximum blade width 5.25cm: very heavy, well cast and in excellent condition, dark green patina. The tang can be seen underneath the pommel showing that the handle and sword were cast seperately: solid cast hilt. Aberdeen City Mus. (45.2.236, WS Bell collection).
C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1896. 'Note on a bronze sword found at Inverbroom, Ross-shire; exhibited by J A Fowler, Esq., of Braemore', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 30 1895-6, p.352-6. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 352-6. 352-6.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Henderson, W. 1938. 'Scottish late Bronze Age axes and Swords', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 72 1937-8, p.150-77. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 150-77. 172.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 85.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Burgess and Colquhoun, C B and I. 1988. 'The swords of Britain', Prahistoriche Bronzefunde Vol. 4 1988. Prahistoriche Bronzefunde. 101, no. 594.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DL 45.
- --- Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection in Ullapool Museum.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSA London. 1901. 'Isolated finds', Proc Soc Antiq London Vol. 18 1899-1900, p.370-1. Proc Soc Antiq London. 370-1. 370.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 1700 8400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- CAST (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12126 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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