MHG3287 - Bronze Flat Axehead - Inverfarigaig or Inverarigaig


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

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(Area NH 5153 2347) In Inverness Museum is a flat bronze axe found in shingle at the side of Loch Ness near Oakbank, Inverfarigaig on 30th May 1972. Donated by A. M. Scott, 59 Potter Street, Worksop, Notts.
Visited by OS (A A) 2 June 1974.

(Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, condition unknown; length 73mm, butt 32mm, cutting edge 71mm, max. thickness 6mm. Inverness Museum (972.41).
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 an Early Bronze Age date. <1>

This axehead is listed under Acc. No. 1972.041 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5152 2346 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH52SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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