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Edinburgh, Falcon Avenue

Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Edinburgh, Falcon Avenue

Classification Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Canmore ID 52665

Site Number NT27SW 40

NGR NT 246 714

NGR Description NT c. 246 714

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SW 40 c. 246 714.

A Late Bronze Age decorated socketed axe from Falcon Avenue (NT 246 714) is in the NMAS (Acc No: DE 121). It was found when digging a house foundation, and donated in 1951 (Information from NMAS accessions index).

J M Coles 1962.

(Socketed axe: Roseberry Topping variant of Sompting type). Single find. Socketed axe, smooth, dark green, untrimmed. Length 81mm, mouth 22 x 23mm, cutting edge 45mm, weight 145 gms. NMAS DE 121.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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