MHG2888 - Stone Axehead - Daviot


Findspot of jadeite axe.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A jadeite ceremonial axe found at Daviot is referred to by Evans and is now in his collection at the Ashmolean Museum (Acc. No. 1927 4627). It is a highly polished specimen, 19 cm long, of type Ia, the material of which is very similar to an example found at Paslickstown, Co. Westmeath, Eire. (W C Smith 1963)
J Evans 1897; W C Smith 1963.

This axehead is listed in the Ashmolean's online catalogue as stolen. See link below to record. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7200 3899 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH73NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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