MHG59127 - Socketed Axehead - Conon Mains


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

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

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Grid reference Centred NH 5300 5300 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

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

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