MHG20130 - BA Socketed Axe, Ballifeary


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(Socketed axe of Highfield type). Single find. Socketed axe, smooth, brown-green patina, trimmed. Length 85mm, mouth 28x30mm, cutting edge 54mm, weight 260 gms. Inverness Mus. (no reg).
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This axehead was catalogued 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 Late Bronze Age date. <1>

The axehaed is listed under Acc. No. 1932.108 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6600 4400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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