MHG17636 - Bronze Flanged Axehead - Cantray


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description


A Class III flanged bronze axe, probably found between Cantray (NH 7948) and Clava (NH 75 44) is in RMS (NMAS) (Acc No: DC 125).
J M Coles 1966.

(Flanged axe of Lissett type). Near Cantray, Inverness-shire (?). Flanged axe, relatively smooth, brown-black, blunted butt, one flange missing, lower portion of flanges hammered onto blade, there notched and cracked. Length 122mm, butt 22mm, cutting edge 39mm, weight 220 gms. NMAS DC 125.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This axehead was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned a Middle Bronze Age date. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7500 4499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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