MHG1000 - EBA Flat Axe - Broubster


Findspot of Bronze Age flat axe.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An Early Bronze Age flat axe (Coles' type Ba), 4.4ins long, showing incipient flanges, found while cutting a drain at Brubster (Broubster: name ND 028 612) was donated to the NMAS in 1914 by Neil Robertson, Brubster (Acc No: DA 78).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1915; J M Coles 1971.

(Biggar variant of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, porous surface, black, sides hammmered and faceted; length 133mm, butt 25mm, cutting edge 55mm, weight 160 gms. NMAS DA 78.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This axe was loaned to Dunbeath Heritage Museum where it is on display. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 0279 6120 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND06SW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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