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Skye, Lyndale

Sword (Bronze)

Site Name Skye, Lyndale

Classification Sword (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Lyndell; Loch Greshornish

Canmore ID 11147

Site Number NG35SE 6

NGR NG 36 54

NGR Description NG c. 36 54

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Snizort
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG35SE 6 c. 36 54.

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.


Note (26 September 2019)

The RCAHMS Inventory (RCAHMS 1928) referenced by the Ordnance Survey in 1960, incorrectly states that the sword was in the British Museum rather than within the collections of the Society of Antiquaries of London (Ref: London, Antiquaries Mus. (B 10 b), see C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988).

Information from HES (LMcC) 26 September 2019

C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988; J D Cowen 1961


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