MHG5300 - Bronze Flanged Axehead - Broadford Bay


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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 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>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6500 2299 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG62SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

Finds (1)

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

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