MHG20130 - BA Socketed Axe, Ballifeary
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
(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>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1962. ''Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology'', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 16-134. 69.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 181, no. 1021.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat no. 102.
- <2> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1932.108.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6600 4400 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/96888 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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