MHG10845 - Shore Nr Dunrobin Castle, iron axe and ring


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC80SE 15 850 008.

A Viking iron axe from the shore by (Grieg 1940) or near (Info from TS Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum, by A S Henshall) Dunrobin Castle (NC 850008) is in the museum there (Acc No. X121). It is very badly corroded and is partially bent out of shape but has measured 19cms. in length.
In 1925 an iron ring, about 5.4cms. in diameter, was on display with the axe, suggesting that they had been found together, but it was not noted in 1966 (Info from Catalogue of Dunrobin Museum).
S Grieg 1940.

The axehead is now on display at the NMS, listed in the catlogue under Acc. No. IL 743. It has beed dated to the 9th-12th Century. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8500 0080 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC80SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

Finds (2)

  • RING (Undated)
  • AXEHEAD (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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