MHG3830 - Bronze Flat Axehead - Fairfield Road, Inverness


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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 some 6ins long 'found in the neighbourhood of Inverness' according to the card accompanying the exhibit, is in Inverness Museum; no accession number.
Visited by OS 31 March 1960.

Coles, listing a type Ba axe from Fairfield Road, Inverness, in Inverness Museum, is presumably referring to the same axe. (Fairfield Road runs from NH 6526 4553 to NH 6618 4524).
J M Coles 1971.

(Flat axe of Migdale type). Slightly corroded, black-brown, butt broken; length remaining 122mm, butt (?), cutting edge 91mm, weight 340 gms. Inverness Museum (00.80).
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>

The axehead is listed under Acc. No. 0000.080 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6500 4499 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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