MHG20126 - Axe/Ingot, Inverness-Shire


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(Flat copper axe or ingot - unclassified). Inverness-shire (?). Axe or ingot, very bad casting, corroded on one face, smooth on the other. Length 177mm, butt 81mm, cutting edge 136mm, weight 1030 gms. Inverness Mus. (00.81). Possibly not genuine and therfore apparently not listed by Coles (1969).
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This axehead or ingot 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. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5500 3000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

Finds (2)

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

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