MHG59066 - Flanged Bronze Axehead - Connage, Ardersier


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 78 53 A fine example of an Early Bronze Age flanged axehead was found during metal detecting near Connage. The axehead (L: 95mm) has the features – straight sides, cast flanges and crescentic blade - of a Bandon type axe. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 84/15), allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

This axehead was catalogued and photographed 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 assigned an Early Bronze Age date. <2>

The axehead is listed under Acc. No. 2016.004 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <3>

GR given is 4 figure only. A 10 figure GR is held by TT. GW 13/05/20

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Grid reference Centred NH 7800 5300 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet NH75SE
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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