MHG59127 - Socketed Axehead - Conon Mains
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A socketed axehead was listed from Conon Mains by Coles in 1962. It appears to have been donated to the RMS in 1979/80, but is listed as being from Conan, Strathmore. <1> <2>
(Socketed axe of Highfield type, incorrectly located in the conon area of Urquhart and Logie Wester parish, NH 54 55). Single find. Socketed axe, pitted, green, trimmed, haft ribs reach half-way. Length 97mm, mouth 31 x 29mm, cutting edge 60mm, weight 320 gms. NMAS DE 62. <3>
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. This work discovered that although this axehead had previously been attributed as coming from Conan in Angus, the accession records confirmed it was from Conon Bridge. The find circumstances are unknown however. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <4> <5>
HES Canmore has a record for this axehead, however this record is located in Angus (site no. NO54SE 13). GW 18/12/18
- <1> 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. 72.
- <2> Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1981. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 110 1978-80, p.535-544. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 535-544. 540, no. 10.
- <3> 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. 181, no. 1018.
- <4> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat no. 83. XY
- <5> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DE 62.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5300 5300 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
|Civil Parish||URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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