MHG1724 - MBA Spearhead - Canisbay


Findspot of middle Bronze Age spearhead.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Middle Bronze Age, looped and socketed, bronze spearhead (Class 'C') found at a depth of 2.5 ft in a peat moss at Canisbay (ND 348 721) in or before 1933, was purchased for NMAS1967-8.
J G Callander 1933; J M Coles 1966; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1969.

Listed under Acc. No. DG 111 in the NMS catalogue. Described as leaf shaped with flattened loops on the socket and a rib along the socket. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 3479 7210 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND37SW
Civil Parish CANISBAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

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

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