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Findspot (21st Century), Axehead (Bronze Age)

Site Name Tongue

Classification Findspot (21st Century), Axehead (Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 347929

Site Number NC65NW 24

NGR NC 60 59

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Tongue
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland


Metal Detector Find (2013)

NC 60 59 Blade portion (surviving length 41mm) of what appears to have been a small Early Bronze Age axehead of uncertain original overall form; the sharply defined break edge and marked lengthways distortion of the profile strongly suggest that the axehead has been deliberately snapped. Although matrices for diminutive axeheads or chisels are a feature of Early Bronze Age stone moulds, actual examples are relatively uncommon finds.

Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 15/13), allocated to Strathnaver Museum

Trevor Cowie, National Museums Scotland, 2013


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