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Leargan

Axehead (Iron)

Site Name Leargan

Classification Axehead (Iron)

Canmore ID 24589

Site Number NN65NW 8

NGR NN 641 594

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Fortingall
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN65NW 8 641 594.

An iron axe head, found in trenching at Learagen, Rannoch, probably a battle axe, was presented to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS Accession no. MP 16) by John

Campbell, teacher, of Kinloch, in 1862.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1863

No further information.

Visited by OS (RD) 19 June 1969

Axeheads of this type (Type 3) are very common carpenters' axes, ranging in period from Viking to not later than the 14th century, although the Viking association is disputed by some authorities.

This particular axehead is more likely to be early than late (Accession no. now RY8 - exhibit in NMAS).

London Museum 1948

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