MHG4288 - Polished Jade Axehead - Spean Bridge


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A jade axe from the River Spean, Fort William, is now in the West Highland Museum. It is smooth, but not highly polished, thin, of lenticular section with side-edges blunted, and 18.5cm long.
W C Smith 1963

This axe was found by the River Spean in 1890 and was given to the museum by the late Major Davy, Spean Bridge. It is on display in the museum, but there is no accession number.
Visited by OS (N K B) 11 May 1970.

The axehead is on display at West Highland Museum. WHM 115. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NN 2100 8099 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN28SW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

Finds (1)

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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