MHG9695 - LBA Socketed Axe, Melvich
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- --- 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. 259.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 58, 76; map.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell S. 2010. Report of Archaeological Desktop and Walkover Survey - Melvich 81, Melvich, Sutherland, Highland. Unaffiliated. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 4.
- <3> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. DE 125.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8800 6399 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6899 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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