MHG22293 - Findspot of Bronze Age dirk, Kinnudie


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Bronze Age - 1500 BC to 1251 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small Middle Bronze Age dirk blade (L: 104mm; butt W: 17mm) found with metal detector in ploughsoil. Reported as Treasure Trove and allocated to Inverness Museum.
R G Hanley and I Asher 1996

Information from ARCH Community Timeline Project: Auldearn:
Small blade found 1996 c. 4-5 inches down in ploughsoil.
Small dirk without rivel holes or notches. L: 104mm; W (butt): 17mm; W (shoulders): 24.5mm; max. Th: 4.4mm. The cross section relates it to Burgess and Gerloff's Group II, of which there were 14 others known from Scotland in 1996 (Cowie 1997).

Add to bibliography:
Trevor Cowie 1997. 'Middle Bronze Age dirk from Kinnudie Farm, by Auldearn, Nairn'. Report in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

This dirk 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 a Middle Bronze Age date. <2>

The dirk was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 07/96) and allocated to Inverness Museum. It is listed under Acc. No. 1997.400. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 9129 5499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH95SW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • DIRK (Middle Bronze Age - 1500 BC to 1251 BC)

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