MHG3370 - BA Flat Axehead - Dores


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A flat bronze axe (Coles' type Ba) from Dores (village centred NH 598 346) was purchased for RMS (NMAS) in 1888 (Acc No: DA 57).
PSAS 1889; J M Coles 1969.

(Flat axe of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, smooth, cleaned, brown (?), butt broken; length 139mm, butt 32mm, cutting edge 84mm, weight 340 gms. NMAS DA 57.
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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5900 3400 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SE
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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