MHG59129 - Socketed Axehead - Munlochy
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T. 2015. 'Metal detector find, Munlochy', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 16. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 109. Digital. 109. XY
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Grant, E. 2012. 'Fieldwalking, survey and evaluation, Tarradale', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 13. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 116-117. Paper (Copy). 109.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T. 2013. 'Metal detector find, Dores', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 14. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 99-100. Online. 109.
- <2> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 91.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6500 5000 (10m by 10m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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