MHG2888 - Stone Axehead - Daviot
Findspot of jadeite axe.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- --- SHG2174 Text/Publication/Volume: Evans, J. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. 2nd, rev.. 107.
- --- SHG958 Text/Publication/Article: Smith, W C. 1963. 'Jade axes from sites in the British Isles', Proc Prehist Soc Vol. 29 1963, p.133-72. Proc Prehist Soc. 133-72. 166.
- <1> SHG28487 Interactive Resource/Online Database: University of Oxford. 2020. Ashmolean Online Collections. AN1927.4627.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7200 3899 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY|
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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External Links (2)
- http://collections.ashmolean.org/collection/search/per_page/25/offset/0/sort_by/relevance/object/62333 (Link to Ashmolean online Collections Catalogue)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/14108 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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