MHG59072 - BA Flat Axehead - Garlick Hill, Auldearn
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
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
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Cowie, T. 2015. 'Metal detector find, Auldearn', Discovery Excav Scot, New Series, vol. 16. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland. 91-2. pp 91-2. XY
- <2> Text/Record Form/Project Recording Form: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 2019. Finds Collection at Nairn Museum.
- <3> Text/Publication/Monograph: Clark, G., Cowie, T. & Kruse, S. 2017. Feats of Clay. Cat. No. 38.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 9100 5500 (20m by 20m)|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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