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Findspot, Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Craichie

Classification Findspot, Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 34693

Site Number NO54NW 7

NGR NO 503 472

NGR Description NO c. 503 472

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Dunnichen
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO54NW 7 c. 503 472

A Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe, found at Craichie [name: NO 503 472], is preserved in the British Museum (Accession no. 91.41-18,3).

W Henderson 1938; J M Coles 1962.

(Socketed axe of Sompting type). Single find. Socketed axe, slightly asymmetrical, hammered blade, marks of sharpening. Length 122mm, mouth 27 x 30mm, cutting edge 68mm, weight 307 gms. British Museum (91.4-18, 3).

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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