MHG59067 - Bronze Flat Axehead - Balchraggan


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 53 44 A complete but worn copper flat axehead was found during metal detecting near Balchraggan. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 232/14), 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 possibly listed under Acc. No. 2017.012.002 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 5400 4400 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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