MHG12473 - MBA Spearhead mould, Langdale


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NC 6900 4400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC64SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

Finds (1)

  • MOULD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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