MHG6506 - Bronze Axehead - Kilmuir


Socketed axehead.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 44 67.

Listed under socketed axes:- From the parish of Kilmuir, Skye, a bronze axe 3 1/4" x 2". In the National Museum of Antiquities, Scotland.
Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960.
RCAHMS 1928; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1855.

(Portree type). Single find. Socketed axe, black, trimmed, longotudinal scratch-marks, short haft ribs; length 83mm, mouth 27x31mm, cutting edge 53mm, weight 230 gms. NMAS DE 41.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NG 4399 6699 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

Finds (1)

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

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