MHG7724 - Copper Ingot, Stack House
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
(NG 8050 7517) An ingot of arsenical copper, possibly a rough casting, still to be hammered out, for an Early Bronze Age flat axe, was found in the foundations of Stack House when it was built a few years before 1972, in which year the ingot was donated to the NMAS by the owner, Group Capt. P G Thomson (Acc. No: DT 5).
Information contained from J Close-brooks (NMAS) 24 April 1972; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1975; J Close-Brooks 1977.
Single find, from the garden of Stack House. Ingot (?), length 98mm, max. width 43mm, thickness 7mm. NMAS DT 5.
Analysis (all in percent): Internal As 0.9, Ag 0.7, Sn 9.4, Sb 0.3. Surface As 3.8, Ag 1.3, Sn 67.5, Sb 0.7.
This ingot could be a blank for a dagger.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
This ingot maybe on loan to Gairloch Museum from the NMS or it has a replica of the object. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Close-Brooks, J. 1977. 'Notes on Museum acquisitions 1972-4', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 106 1974-5, p.225-8. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 225-8. 225-6; fig. 12.
- --- 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. 30, no. 41.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1975. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 105 (1972-4), pp 319-33. 319.
- <1> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection at Gairloch Museum. DT 5.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 8049 7517 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- INGOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11953 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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