MHG10072 - Macehead, Airdens
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A highly polished and beautifully ornamented hammer of hornstone was found when clearing out a ditch at Airdens (NH 624 938). It was in the possession of Donald MacKenzie, Inland Revenue, Bonar Bridge in 1909, and in February 1912 was sold at Sotheby's for $105, the purchaser being the Marquis of Bute who presented it to NMAS in March 1912. It is of a very rare type, comparative examples coming from Morayshire, Staffordshire and Wales.
J Anderson 1909; The Antiquary 1912; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1912
No further information found during field investigation.
Visited by OS (W D J) 8 June 1963.
Implement reclassified as a faceted macehead of light-coloured flint.
F Roe 1968.
Acquired by the NMS in 1912. Listed under Acc. No. AH 139. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1909. 'Note on a group of perforated stone hammers, remarkable for their similarity of form and ornamentation', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 43 1908-9, p.377-84. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 377-84. 380; illust.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Scott, J G. 1991. 'The stone circles at Temple Wood, Kilmartin, Argyll', Glasgow Archaeol J Vol. 15 1988-89, p.53-124. Glasgow Archaeol J. 53-124. 74.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Roe, F. 1968. Stone mace-heads and the latest neolithic cultures of the British Isles. SHG23464. 145-72. 160; illust.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: The Antiquary. 1912. The Antiquary Vol. 48 1912, p.126. The Antiquary. 126. 126.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1912. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 46 1911-12, p.10-14, 90-3, 177-82, 242-6, 327-43, 372-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 10-14, 90-3, 177-82, 242-. 242-3; illust.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AH 139.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6239 9380 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- MACE (Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC? to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14041 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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