MHG7828 - BA Sword, Inverbroom


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

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Grid reference Centred NH 1700 8400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH18SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHBROOM

Finds (2)

  • SWORD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • CAST (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

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