MHG5322 - Bronze Socketed Axehead - Strath


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description


An LBA,bag-type, socketed, broze axe, 3 5/8" long x 2 3/4" across the cutting edge, found in Strath parish, was donated to the NMAS by Thomas MacKenzie, Applecross, in 1885.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1885; 1962.

(Newton variant of Dowris type). Single find. Socketed axe, green, porous surface, deep longitudinal scratches, trimmed, haft ribs on upper socket faces; length 91mm, mouth 29x37mm, cutting edge 71mm, weight 325 gms. NMAS DE 2.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NG 5999 2000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG52SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (1)

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

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