MHG9695 - LBA Socketed Axe, Melvich


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A decorated LBA socketed axe was found on 'the Sutherland - Caithness border' in 1961. (The map sites the find to approximately the Melvich area. (NC 88 64).
J M Coles 1962. <1>

This findspot was noted during a 2010 DBA and walkover survey by S Farrell in advanced of a proposed woodland creation scheme. It was noted that the above grid reference may be incorrect. <2>

There is a decorated socketed axehead from Sutherland listed in the NMS catalogue under Acc. No. DE 125 which may be this axehead. It is described as a bronze socketed looped axe with a square socket and moulding outside of four graduated raised lines. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8800 6399 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC86SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

Finds (1)

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

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Related Investigations/Events (1)

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