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Sword (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Lynegar

Classification Sword (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 296103

Site Number ND25NW 60

NGR ND 23 57

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Watten
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness


Artefact Recovery (2007)

ND 23 57 In the course of a visit to the exhibition at Dunbeath Heritage Centre in 2006, Mr N MacDonald reported that he had found a bronze sword some years earlier; through the good offices of Nan Bethune and Meg Sinclair the artefact was then reported to the NMS in early 2007. It transpired that the bronze sword had been a chance discovery in 1990 in the course of carrying out groundworks in the garden of a house. This is a

fine example of a Late Bronze Age leaf-shaped sword of Ewart Park type, datable to c1000–800 BC. The hilt shows evidence of having been repaired in antiquity.

T Cowie 2007


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