MHG414 - MBA Flanged Axe - Keiss


Findspot of Middle Bronze Age flanged axe.

Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A Middle Bronze Age, bronze flanged axe, found in a field near Keiss village (ND 34 61) formed part of collection of Sir Francis Tress Barry which was donated to NMAS 1908 (Acc No: DC 85).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1909; J M Coles 1966.

(Flanged axe of Lissett type). Near Keiss broch. Single find in a field. Flanged axe, corroded, green and black, flanges broken where they join the blade, blade hammered; length 114mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 43mm, weight 190 gms. NMAS DC 85.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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Grid reference Centred ND 3399 6100 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND36SW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

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

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