MHG25270 - Bronze Flat Axehead - Cairngorm Mountains


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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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User: Admin, Date: Fri 10 Mar 2000
NH90SE 1 unlocated

(Migdale type). Cairngorm Mountains, Inverness-shire (?). Single find. Flat axe, corroded, green patina, butt and cutting edge blunt. Length 141mm, butt 35mm, cutting edge 85mm, weight 480 gms. Inverness Mus. (955.7).
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981. <1>

Susan Kruse from ARCH notes that Inverness Museum has checked their accession records and found that this record and MHG4681 refer to the same find. <2>

Before revoking one of the records the references need to be checked. Between the HER records and the two records in Canmore three different page numbers are cited from Schmidt and Burgess 1981. <3>

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 catalogued as the same axehead as MHG4681, which was assigned an early Bronze Age date. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 9500 0000 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH90SE

Finds (1)

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

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