MHG59129 - Socketed Axehead - Munlochy


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 64 50 The blade portion of a socketed axehead was found during metal detecting. There are traces of internal ribs present in socket; L (surviving): 32mm. The incompleteness of the fragment precludes detailed classification and it is only possible to assign it to an all-embracing date range of about 1150–700 BC during which socketed axeheads were current.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 82/15), allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG 2016.003). <1>

This axehead was catalogued 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 a Late Bronze Age date. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR and precise placename for the axehead is held by Treasure Trove. GW 17/07/20

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Grid reference Centred NH 6500 5000 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH65SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish KNOCKBAIN

Finds (1)

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

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