MHG7909 - BA Axe Mould, Strath Conon
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2400 BC to 0 AD)
- None recorded
Early Bronze Age stone mould for making a flat axe and a narrow triangular casting was found in a peat bog, between Blar-na-Bithe (NH 263 505) and Scardroy Loch (Loch Beannacharain: NH 2451). It was in the possession of Miss Balfour of Whittingham in 1897, and was donated to NMAS1913 (Acc No: CM 26). A cast of the axe is also in the NMAS (Acc No: CM 20).
D Bitton 1963; A Mitchell 1897; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1914; J M Coles 1971 H W M Hodges 1959.
(Mould for flat axe). Single find, between Blair-na-Bithe and Loch Scardroy. Mould, grey-brown, rough surface, little worked. Face: flat axe, length 144mm, cutting edge 90mm, max. depth 14mm; awl (?), length 40mm, width 10mm, max depth 3mm. NMAS CM 26.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
This mould was catalogued and photographed 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 an Early Bronze Age date. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Mitchell, A. 1898. 'Note regarding a mould used in the making of bronze axes', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 32 1897-8, p.39-41. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 39-41. 39-41; illust. 40.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Callander, J G. 1904. 'Notice of a stone mould for casting flat bronze axes and bars found in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire; with notes on the occurrence of flat axe moulds in Europe', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 38 1903-4, p.487-505. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 487-505. 492.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1971. 'Scottish Early Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 101 1968-9, p.1-110. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 1-110. 91.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Hodges, H W M. 1959. 'The Bronze Age moulds of the British Isles, Pt., Scotland and Northern Ireland - Moulds of stone and clay', Sibrium Vol. 4 1958-9, p.129-37. Sibrium. 129-37. 135.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Britton, D. 1963. 'Traditions of metal-working in the later Neolithic and early Bronze Age of Britain: Part I', Proc Prehist Soc Vol. 29 1963, p.258-325. Proc Prehist Soc. 258-325. 324, No. 19.
- --- 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. 54, no. 304.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1914. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 48 1913-14, p.11-17, 109-11, 193-4, 270-1, 336-8, 370-21. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 11-17, 109-11, 193-4, 270. 13.
- <`1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 45.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 1999 5000 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- MOULD (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12182 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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