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Edinburgh, Craigleith Quarry

Sword (Bronze)

Site Name Edinburgh, Craigleith Quarry

Classification Sword (Bronze)

Canmore ID 52713

Site Number NT27SW 84

NGR NT 226 746

NGR Description NT c. 226 746

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SW 84 c. 226 746

See also NT27SW 168.

Bronze leaf-shaped Sword found at Craigleith Quarry. Preserved in Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow (B.1914 - 337).

W Henderson 1938; J M Coles 1962.

(Ewart Park type - Northern unclassified). Possibly from Craigleith Quarry, as Coles has listed a sword from this location which is not at present traceable; from the Hunterian Museum (no. 1914.337). It is possible that this is the same sword, re-numbered.

Sword, with top of hilt missing. Length 54.55cm, shoulder width 5.45cm, maximum blade width 4.55cm. Patchy dark green patina; rivets ?:4, one in situ. Glasgow, Hunterian Museum (B.1951.3223).

C B Burgess and I Colquhoun 1988.

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