MHG4288 - Polished Jade Axehead - Spean Bridge
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- None recorded
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>
- --- Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 08/2011. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Invergarry. Yes. Site 4.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Clough and Cummins, T H McK and W A. 1988. Lists of identifications. 141-264. 236, no. INV 1.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Smith, W C. 1963. 'Jade axes from sites in the British Isles', Proc Prehist Soc Vol. 29 1963, p.133-72. Proc Prehist Soc. 133-72. 166.
- <1> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: 2019. Finds Collection at West Highland Museum. WMH 115.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 2100 8099 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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External Links (2)
- http://www.archhighland.org.uk/news.asp?newsid=279 (Link to ARCH Find of the Month feature)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/23804 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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