MHG2830 - BA Flanged Axehead, Brackley


Findspot of a flanged bronze axehead.

Type and Period (1)

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

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Full Description

A flanged bronze axe (Coles' Class III) from Brackley (farm at NH 802 521) is in the British Museum (WG 1826).
J M Coles 1966; I C Walker 1967; 1974.

(Wing-flanged axe of Ulrome type). Brackla, Cawdor, Nairnshire. Single find. Flanged axe, cleaned, pitted, slight ridge joining the ends of the flanges, faint median ridge on blade. Length 150mm, butt 27mm, cutting edge 52mm, weight 445 gms. BM WG 1826.
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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8000 5200 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85SW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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