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TITLE
Bronze artefacts
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P102
PERIOD
1000s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31570
KEYWORDS
bronze
weapons
decorations
ornaments
pins
swords
spears
spear heads
Bronze artefacts

These three bronze pieces were found near Armadale Castle on Skye.
The bronze, leaf-shaped, sword was 22½ inches long. Holes through it can be seen on the left of the drawing where a wood or bone handle could be attached.

The spear head was one of two identical ones found. Neither was attached to a handle and both were almost 8 inches long.

The Pin of Bronze was about 10 inches long and ended in a cup-shaped head. It is unlikely that this would have been a weapon. It is more likely a hair pin or fastening pin despite its sharpness making it quite dangerous to wear.

This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3

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Bronze artefacts

1000s

bronze; weapons; decorations; ornaments; pins; swords; spears; spear heads

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

These three bronze pieces were found near Armadale Castle on Skye.<br /> The bronze, leaf-shaped, sword was 22½ inches long. Holes through it can be seen on the left of the drawing where a wood or bone handle could be attached.<br /> <br /> The spear head was one of two identical ones found. Neither was attached to a handle and both were almost 8 inches long.<br /> <br /> The Pin of Bronze was about 10 inches long and ended in a cup-shaped head. It is unlikely that this would have been a weapon. It is more likely a hair pin or fastening pin despite its sharpness making it quite dangerous to wear.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3