MHG1966 - MBA Flanged Axehead - Watten


MBA flanged Axe, Watten

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Middle Bronze Age bronze flanged axe (Class III), found during peat-digging in a moss in the parish of Watten, was donated to the NMAS by Capt Alexander Gunn, Braehour in 1871 (Acc No: DC 31).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1873; 1885; J M Coles 1966.

(Flanged axe of Kirkless type). Single find. Flanged axe, smooth, cleaned, slightly pitted, hammered-up stop, cutting edge hammered; length 129mm, butt 21mm, stop-height 4mm, cutting edge 55mm, weight 370 gms. NMAS DC 31.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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

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Grid reference Centred ND 2399 5400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

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

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