MHG5690 - LBA Socketed Axehead - Glac an Dorchadais, Eigg
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A Late Bronze Age socketed axe of 'rib' type, measuring 2 3/4 by 1 5/8 ins, from Eigg, (centred NM 4786) was donated to the NMAS in 1882 by Prof N MacPherson (Acc No: BN 50).
NMAS Catalogue 1892; J M Coles 1962.
(Socketed axe of Yorkshire type). Single find. Socketed axe, smooth, cast, but brittle now, green, untrimmed, haft ribs: length 68mm, mouth 27 x 27mm, cutting edge 40mm, weight 155 gms. NMAS BN 50.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
Several other items have been donated to the NMAS by Prof N Macpherson from Eigg (See also MHG5455 and MHG5689).
- --- SHG1475 Text/Publication/Article: Henderson, W. 1938. 'Scottish late Bronze Age axes and Swords', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 72 1937-8, p.150-77. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 150-77. 165.
- --- SHG1476 Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 69.
- --- SHG2591 Text/Publication/Volume: NMAS. 1892. Catalogue of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. 96.
- --- SHG28278 Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. BN 50.
- --- SHG3000 Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 224, no. 1368.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 4500 8499 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||SMALL ISLES|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/22149 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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