MHG5300 - Bronze Flanged Axehead - Broadford Bay
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A Middle Bronze Age flanged axe (Class II) was found in 1932 by Master Lachlan Robertson, Lower Breakish, 33" deep in a peat moss, some 600 yds inland from the shore at Broadford Bay. It is now in the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow. (Acc No: A.1942.1)
J M Davidson 1941; J M Coles 1966.
(Long-flanged axe: Broadford variant of Caverton type). Single find. Flanged axe, smooth, black, hammered blade; length 117mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 52mm, weight 250 gms. Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (B.1942.1).
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
The axehead is listed on the online Hunterian Museum Catalogue under Acc. No. GLAHM:A.1942.1. <1>
- --- SHG1477 Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 135.
- --- SHG28 Text/Publication/Article: Davidson, J M. 1941. 'A bronze axehead from Skye', Trans Glasgow Archaeol Soc, New Series, Vol 10, p 73-4.
- --- SHG3000 Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 79, no. 459.
- <1> SHG28475 Interactive Resource/Online Database: Hunterian Museum. 2020. Hunterian Museum Online Collections Catalogue. GLAHM:A.1942.1..
|Grid reference||Centred NG 6500 2299 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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