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Skye, Husabost

Hoard (Possible), Socketed Axehead(S) (Bronze)

Site Name Skye, Husabost

Classification Hoard (Possible), Socketed Axehead(S) (Bronze)

Canmore ID 10932

Site Number NG25SW 8

NGR NG 200 511

NGR Description Centred at NG 200 511

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Duirinish
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG25SW 8 centred 200 511.

(Area NG 200 511) Two socketed bronze axes were found in a rabbit hole 500 yards SSW of Husabost House. Both have a good green patina, recurved horns at the end of the cutting edge. One has an oblong socket with rounded corners, with a slight moulding under the mouth and a large stout loop. The other has an oval socket, the body of the axe being of decagonal section. Both are in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS). Classed as a LBA hoard by Coles. (Accession nos. D.Q. 300 and 301)

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1933; J M Coles 1962.

Hoard, found about 500 yards south-west of Husabost House, when digging a ferret out of a rabbit hole. - Socketed axe, smooth with pitting, green, trimmed, cutting edge notched; length 95mm, mouth 30 x 35mm, cutting edge 62mm, weight 310 gms - NMA (DG 300).

Socketed axe, relatively smooth, green, mouth damaged, loop missing, trimmed, one horn of cutting edge missing, hammered blade, decagonal body; length 107mm, mouth 25 x 28mm, cutting edge now 45mm, weight 190gms NMA (DQ 301).

P K Scmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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