MHG59072 - BA Flat Axehead - Garlick Hill, Auldearn


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 91 55 A worn but complete Early Bronze Age axehead was found during metal detecting. The axe has the typical features – narrow butt, relatively wide cutting edge and neat lenticular profile – of a Migdale type flat axe towards the smaller end of their size range. L:101.1mm. Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 85/15), allocated to Nairn Museum. <1> <2>

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. <3>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A full GR for the axe is held by Treasure Trove. GW 23/07/20

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred NH 9100 5500 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH95NW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

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

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