MHG59126 - Spearhead - Black Isle


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A spearhead is listed from the Black Isle by Coles in both his 1969-60 and 1963-64 papers on Scottish Bronze Age metalwork. <1> <2>

This spearhead from the NMS collection (DG 109) 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. According to museum records its find circumstances are unknown, it is probably from the Black Isle, and it was donated to the NMS in 1960. It was assigned a Middle Bronze Age date. <3>

Described in the NMS catalogue as bronze, looped with a leaf-shaped blade. Damaged socket at base and cracked across centre. Looped half way down socket, one broken. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6500 5800 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

Finds (1)

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

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