MHG6355 - Axe Hammer, Ballavoulen
No summary available.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
An axe-hammer, which was found summer 1956 at NH 5738 7384, beside a stream at Ballavoulen, is in the possession of the finder, Ian Cameron, The Caravan, Newlands, Culloden Moor, Inverness. It is 9.5" long, 4.25" wide, and has an hour-glass perforation.
Info from I Cameron (letter, 6"plan) to OS 20 May 1971.
(NMS AH 249: NGR cited as NH c. 574 738). Massive axe-hammer of coarse-grained grey stone with hour-glass perforation. One face flat, the other convex; rough moulding either side of the shafthole, and the butt squared-off. Found on edge of a burn running S to Ballone, near Ballavoulin, Alnes, c1956.
NMS Archaeology Continuation Catalogue.
The Class I axe-hammer is held in Royal Museum of Scotland under accession number AH 249. It has been petrologically identified as quarz biotite cordierite garnet hornfels.
T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5737 7384 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- AXE HAMMER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12969 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.