MHG59065 - Flat Copper Axehead - Tarradale
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
Metal detecting at Tarradale in September 2014 found a beautifully preserved early Bronze Age flat copper alloy axe. This axe had been tinned, which probably helped in preserving it and it is likely that it was a secondary deposit quite close to a Neolithic chambered cairn. This find has been reported to the Treasure Trove unit. <1>
A fine, complete Early Bronze Age axehead of Migdale type was found during metal detecting. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 28/15), allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. See DES entry for photo. <2>
This axehead was catalogued and photographed 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 an Early Bronze Age date. <3>
The axehead is listed under Acc. No. 2016.010 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <4>
Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR for the axe is held by Treasure Trove. GW 13/05/20
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Grant, E. 2014. 'Fieldwalking and metal detector survey, Tarradale', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 15. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 130. pp. 130.
- <2> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T. 2015. Urquhart and Logie Wester, Tarradale, Metal detector find, Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol. 16. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 119. Online. pp. 119.
- <3> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 11. XY
- <4> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 2016.010.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5500 5000 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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