MHG12473 - MBA Spearhead mould, Langdale
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A MBA, steatite mould for casting leaf-shaped, tanged spearheads was found by Adam MacKay in early 1905 in gravel soil on his own land between the foot of Langdale (NC 69 44 ) and the top of Skail (NC 71 46 ). It was donated to NMAS by Rev. Angus MacKay, Westerdale, Caithness in 1906. (Acc. No C.M.39)
A Mackay 1906; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1906; J M Coles 1966.
Half of a stone mould for spear heads, 5 1/4" in length, 1 3/4" wide at broad end and tapering to 1 3/8" at the point and 11/16" thick, from Strathnaver, Sutherlandshire. Acquired by the NMS in 1906. Acc. No. CM 39. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Mackay, A. 1906. 'Notes on a slab with incised cresentic design, stone mould for casting spear-heads, a cup-marked stone, holy-water stoup, and other antiquities in Strathnaver, Sutherlandshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.128-33. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 128-33. 129-30; illust.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 118, 147.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1906. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 40 1905-6, p.10-14, 47-52, 133-5, 213-16, 277-8, 342-51. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 10-14, 47-52, 133-5, 213-. 214.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. CM 39.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 6900 4400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- MOULD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5693 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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