MHG2950 - BA Flat Axeheads, Culloden


Two Bronze Age flat axes from Culloden.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A type Ba and a type Bb flat bronze axe from Culloden are in the National Museum of Wales.
J M Coles 1971.

(123. Flat axe of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, brown patina, good condition. Length 145mm, butt 35mm, cutting edge 95mm, weight 573 gms.
(215. Flat axe; Biggar variant of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, green, good condition. Length 136mm, butt 30mm, cutting edge 69mm, weight 308 gms.
Both these axes are held in Powysland Museum, Welshpool, Coles being incorrect in citing their location as the National Museum of Wales.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

These axeheads were 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. They were assigned Early Bronze Age dates. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7300 4499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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