MHG5690 - LBA Socketed Axehead - Glac an Dorchadais, Eigg


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description


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).

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Grid reference Centred NM 4500 8499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM48SE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Finds (1)

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

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