MHG4513 - Bronze Socketed Axehead - Tom Na Tilleadh


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small, socketed bronze axe, found here in 1977 by Mr J M Macpherson, Dunmore, Newtonmore, is now in RMS (NMAS).
Letter and annotated 6"map from Dr J Close-Brooks, NMAS to OS 27 April 1978; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1981.

(Socketed axe of Armorican type - provenance cited as Newtonmore). Single find. Socketed axe; blunted cutting edge, casting flaw below loop, condition unknown; length 77mm, mouth 11 x 20mm, cutting edge 27mm. Private collection; unpublished.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

The unpublished axe from 'Newtonmore' noted by Schmidt and Burgess is presumably to be identified with that found at Tom na Tilleadh.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 12 April 1990.

This axehead was catalogued as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <1>

Listed under Acc. No. DE 133 in the NMS catalogue. Described as Armorican type, small, socketed, in fair condition with a blunted cutting edge and casting flaw below loop. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NN 7147 9870 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN79NW

Finds (1)

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

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