MHG18250 - Bronze Socketed Axehead and Gouge - Skye, Achnahannait


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(Socketed axe of Portree type). Hoard, found in a peat bog in a layer of clay under 4-5 feet of peat. The bog had formerly been of greater depth. The find was made in 1946.
Socketed axe, brown, cleaned (?), rough metal and slightly corroded surface, haft ribs; length 99mm, mouth 33x37mm, cutting edge 60mm. Arch. and Ethnol. Mus. Cambridge (48.1861A). Associated find: a socketed gouge with multiple mouth moulding.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

The axehead and gouge are listed in the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology catalogue under Acc. Nos. 1948.1861 A and 1948.1861 B. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 4999 3699 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG43NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish PORTREE

Finds (2)

  • GOUGE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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