MHG20128 - 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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(Flat axe of Dunnottar type). 'Inverness-shire'. Flat axe, smooth surface, green patina, cutting edge sharpened (modern), sides facetted. Length 123mm, butt 31mm, cutting edge 69mm, weight 340 gms. Hunterian Mus., Glasgow (B.1914.267).
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>

See link below to Hunterian Museum Catalogue for photo of the axehead. <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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