MHG59073 - BA Flat Axehead - Near Nairn


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

An Early Bronze Age flat axe (Coles' type Ba) from near Nairn (NH 8856) is in the British Museum (ex Greenwell Collection - Accession no: WG 1796). The butt is very slightly damaged. It measures 5ins long, 3.05ins across the blade and 1.4ins across the butt.
I C Walker 1967; J M Coles 1971.

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Visited by OS (E G C) 29 November 1961.

(Migdale type). Nairn, Nairnshire. From the neighbourhood of Nairn. Single find. Flat axe, green, half broken in the middle, scratchmarks parallel to cutting edge, cutting edge worked (modern). Length 128mm, butt 36mm, cutting edge 78mm, weight 188 gms. BM WG 1796.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8800 5600 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

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

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