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Strath, Skye

Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Strath, Skye

Classification Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Strath Parish

Canmore ID 11606

Site Number NG62SW 9

NGR NG 6 2

NGR Description Unlocated

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG62SW 9 unlocated.

An LBA,bag-type, socketed, broze axe, 3 5/8" long x 2 3/4" across the cutting edge, found in Strath parish, was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) by Thomas MacKenzie, Applecross, in 1885.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1885; 1962.

(Newton variant of Dowris type). Single find. Socketed axe, green, porous surface, deep longitudinal scratches, trimmed, haft ribs on upper socket faces; length 91mm, mouth 29x37mm, cutting edge 71mm, weight 325 gms. NMAS DE 2.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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