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Spearhead

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from Struan, Skye

Postcard of Spearhead.
000-100-188-168-C
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Spearhead

This bronze spearhead was found at Struan at Bracadale on Skye. It dates from between 950 and 750 BC.

The long spearhead has a midrib running its entire length. The socket is broken off and the blade is damaged.

Warriors had a major social role in their society and displayed their status through fancy weapons.


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Online ID: 000-100-188-168-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DG 114
Date: Between 950 and 750 BC
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.5" L
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Where: Scotland, Inverness-shire, Skye, Bracadale, Struan
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Description: Bronze spearhead from Struan, Skye, Inverness-shire
References:
  • Close-Brooks, J. New finds of Late Bronze-age spearheads from Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 107 (1975-76), pp 312-3. 
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