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Upper Dounreay

Palstave (Bronze)

Site Name Upper Dounreay

Classification Palstave (Bronze)

Canmore ID 7850

Site Number ND06NW 28

NGR ND 012 653

NGR Description ND c. 012 653

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND06NW 28 c. 012 653.

A Middle Bronze Age palstave(J M Coles 1966), 5 9/16ins long by 2 3/4ins across the cutting edge, found in a field during agricultural operations on Upper Dounreay (name: ND 003 657), not far from the (chambered) cairns on Cnoc Freiceadain (ND06NW 10 & 11: ND 012 653), was purchased by the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1935 (Accession no: DC 120).

J M Coles 1966; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1936.

(South-western palstave). Single find. Palstave, corroded and pitted, cleaned but probably originally green, undercut stop; length 140mm, butt 25mm, stop-height 7mm, cutting edge 70mm, weight 425 gms.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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