Sword, from Arbroath, Angus

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Sword, from Arbroath, Angus

This bronze sword was found near Arbroath in Angus. It dates from between 950 and 750 BC.

The sword has a long blade designed for slashing. There is one rivet hole in each shoulder, two in the grip to secure an organic handle, and two, with the remains of rivets, at the join between the shoulder and grip. The point of the blade is broken.

Technological advances in bronze casting in the late Bronze Age resulted in new and better weapons.

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Online ID: 000-100-034-416-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DL 51
Date: Between 950 and 750 BC
Late Bronze Age
Material: Bronze; leaf-shaped; six rivet holes in hilt plate, two with broken rivets; point of blade imperfect
Dimensions: 24.13" L x 1.81" across blade
What: Sword
Where: Scotland, Angus, Arbroath
Description: Late Bronze Age leaf-shaped sword found near Arbroath, Angus
  • Coles, J.M. 'Scottish Late Bronze Age Metalwork: Typology, Distributions and Chronology'. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland. 93 (1959-60), p 82 
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