MHG7959 - Polished Stone Axehead - Cove


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone celt found at Cove, near Rhu Ruadh, consists, perhaps, of some variety of trap, polished. It is 4.5 by 2.75 inches, oval in cross section. It is a common form. NMAS L.1958.16
J H Dixon 1886; W Jolly 1880.

The axehead is currently on loan from the NMS to Gairloch Museum (2019). It is made of porcellanite. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 7999 9099 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG79SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

Finds (1)

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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