MHG25202 - Bronze Flanged Axehead - Glenurquhart


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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NH43SW 6 c. 42 30.

A MBA flanged axe (Class III) from Glenurquhart (NH 42 30) is in Inverness Museum.
J M Coles 1966.

(Long-flanged axe of Kirtomy type). Single find. Flanged axe, sandy and porous surface, cleaned, butt damaged (modern), body bent, tinned (?). Length 127mm, butt now 30mm, cutting edge 58mm, weight 490 gms. Inverness Museum (no reg).
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 a Middle Bronze Age date. <1>

The axehead is listed under Acc. No. 0000.084 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4199 3000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH43SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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