MHG12628 - Bronze Chisel - Loch Loyal
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)
- None recorded
A bronze chisel or punch was found in 1880 near the north end of Loch Laoghal (NC 62 50), about half a mile from the loch and close to NC65SW 7, and was exhibited to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1894 by Dr J H W Laing. It is 3 3/4 ins long and half an inch square in cross-section at the upper end, tapering gradually to a rather blunt chisel-point of nearly the full width of the implement. Analysis indicated the presence of zinc in the alloy which suggeted to Anderson that it was late and he suggests a possible Early Iron Age date.
J Anderson 1894; Information contained in letter from Dr J H W Laing, Dundee, to SAS, 1894.
Listed under Acc. No. DO 53 in the NMS catalogue. The amount of zinc in the alloy has been identified as low, and it is possible that it was a result of an impurity in the ore than a deliberate alloy. A Bronze Age or Iron Age date is therefore suggested for this object. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Anderson, J. 1894. 'Notes on two chisels or punches of bronze-like metal from Sutherlandshire and Dumfries', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 28 1893-4, p.207-13. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 207-13. 207-13; illust.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DO 53.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 6200 5000 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- CHISEL (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC to 560 AD)
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- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-034-446-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/5773 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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