MHG56874 - Bronze socketed axe fragment - Inshes Wood, Inverness


A fragment of a bronze socketed axe fragment from Inshes Wood, Inverness.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A fragment of a bronze socketed axe fragment from Inshes Wood, Inverness.

The object is now in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

It was photographed in 2013 by members of the ARCH Hilton Local Heritage Project. <2>

This axe was catalogued as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was found before 2012, but the circumstances are not known. It is broken at mid- point and is 35mm in length. It was assigned a Late Bronze Age date. <3>

An axehead was submitted to Treasure Trove (TT 132/12) and allocated to Inverness Museum (Acc. No. 2013.007). See TT report for further details. <4> <5> <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7019 4350 (42m by 42m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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