MHG9024 - BA Axe Mould, Ferintosh


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An EBA flat axe mould of red sandstone was found in a heap of field-gathered stones at Ferintosh (Newton of Ferintosh - NH 5653; Newlands of Ferintosh - NH 5954) and was donated to NMAS in 1928 by finder, Dr J J Galbraith, 4 Park St., Dingwall. (Acc No: CM 32) It bears matrices for three axes.
PSAS 1929; J M Coles 1971.

(Mould for flat axes). Single find. Mould, red stone of coarse grain, darkening of matrices.
Face A: flat axe, length 90mm, cutting edge 45mm, max. depth 9mm; small flat axe, length 65mm, cutting edge 25mm, max. depth 6mm.
Face B: matrix eroded.
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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5599 5299 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

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

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