MHG20117 - BA Flat Axe, Inverness-Shire


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Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description


(Flat axe of Migdale type). 'Inverness-shire'(?). Flat axe, rough, possibly cleaned after corrosion, light green. Length 154mm, butt 38mm, cutting edge 95mm, weight 450 gms. Inverness Mus. (?). Possibly this axe is from Shooters Hill, London, Inverness Mus. (00.78).
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 an Early Bronze Age date. <1>

The axe is listed under Acc. No. 0000.078 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5500 3000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SE
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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