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TITLE
A Sword Hilt (found at Eigg)
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_687_P083
PLACENAME
Kildonnan
DISTRICT
Eigg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Small Isles
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31312
KEYWORDS
swords
hilts
weapons
blades
Vikings
Eigg
silver
decorations
ornaments
A Sword Hilt (found at Eigg)

This sword hilt was found in a chest in Kildonnan, Island of Eigg, and it is thought to date from the Viking period.

The hilt is partially plated and inlaid with silver. The decoration and ornamentation is in relief, which means it stands up from the background.

This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.3. 1889-1890'

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A Sword Hilt (found at Eigg)

INVERNESS: Small Isles

swords; hilts; weapons; blades; Vikings; Eigg; silver; decorations; ornaments

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This sword hilt was found in a chest in Kildonnan, Island of Eigg, and it is thought to date from the Viking period.<br /> <br /> The hilt is partially plated and inlaid with silver. The decoration and ornamentation is in relief, which means it stands up from the background.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.3. 1889-1890'