MHG7724 - Copper Ingot, Stack House


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8049 7517 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG87NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Finds (1)

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

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