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Spittalfield, Caputh

Sword (Iron Age)

Site Name Spittalfield, Caputh

Classification Sword (Iron Age)

Canmore ID 348657

Site Number NO14SW 156

NGR NO 11 40

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Caputh
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire


Metal Detector Find (2013)

NO 11 40 The cross-guard of an Iron Age sword hilt was recovered during metal detecting (L 58mm, H 10mm, W 10mm). In side view the guard is elliptical, with a central rectangular section pierced through with a rectangular hole to receive the blade and hilt piece. Two, slightly asymmetric side wings sweep down towards the blade side of the guard. The flat, blade facing edge of the guard is scarred and botched all over. It is made of copper alloy with a layer of tinning and dates to the 1st–2nd century AD. Spittalfield lies some 2.4km from the 1st-century AD Roman legionary fortress of Inchtuthil.

Claimed as Treasure Trove, allocated to Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Mark A Hall, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 2013

(Source: DES)


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