MHG6943 - Barbed and Tanged Arrowhead, 52 Merryton Crescent, Nairn


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Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A barbed-and-tanged flint arrowhead was found about 1960 at NH 8906 5658 by Mr Macdonald (P Macdonald, 52 Merryton Cresent, Nairn) whilst working in his back garden. As the top soil in his garden came from a quarry at NH 900 329, it is uncertain whether the arrowhead in fact came from there.
Divorced survey at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R L) 12 January 1971.

The arrowhead is now in the NMAS (Acc No: AD 2301).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1962.

The arrowhead is described in the NMS catalogue as made of flint, specked pale grey with a pointed tang, shorter oblique-ended barbs anf finely serrated edges. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8906 5657 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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