MHG29556 - Palstave or Axe Fragment - Leanach


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Palstave fragment (probable), flanged section of unlooped palstave with ancient break ?above stop ridges (possible that fragment comes from simple flanged axe, but palstave ID is more convincing). Length 50mm, flange Width 26mm.
Found by metal detecting in the area.
See assoc. docs. File.

J Aitken : 31/01/01.

NH 748 448. A fragment of the butt end of a flanged axe, green/brown in colour with one side severely worn. <1>

This palstave fragment 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. <2>

The palstave or axe fragment was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 31/97) and allocated to Inverness Museum. It is listed under 1998.030. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 7480 4479 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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