MHG53304 - Socketed Axehead - Ardersier, Wester Kerrowgair
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
NH 75 52 The blade portion of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead was found by Mr Eric Soane while metal detecting. Its incompleteness precludes detailed classification and it is only possible to assign it to an all-embracing date range of about 1150-700 BC, during which such axes were current.
Dimensions: L: c 28 mm; width (cutting edge) 54 mm; breadth (front to back) at break c 15 mm.
T Cowie (National Museums Scotland), 2008
Claimed as Treasure Trove case TT.73/07 and allocated to Inverness Museum.
Information from TTU (SC) 09/12/13
NH 75 52. The blade portion of a Late Bronze Age socketed axehead was found by Mr Eric Soane while metal detecting. Its incompleteness precludes detailed classification. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 73/07) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2008.024). <1>
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. <2>
- --- Dataset: RCAHMS. 02/2010. Annual update from Canmore. Digital. 300385.
- --- Dataset/Database File: Treasure Trove. 2019. Highland Finds from Treasure Trove Annual Reports 2004-18. Treasure Trove. Digital. TT 73/07.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T. 2008. 'Metal detector find, Wester Kerrowgair, Ardersier', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 9. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 112. Online. pp. 112.
- <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 108.
|Grid reference||NH 75 52 (point) (Approximate)|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/300385/ (View information held by RCAHMS on Canmore website)
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