MHG51802 - Findspot of bronze flat axehead, Auldearn


An early Bronze Age flat axehead was found during metal detecting in woodland.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH 91 54. A heavily worn Early Bronze Age flat axehead was found by Mr T McLeod while metal detecting in woodland. Claimed as Treasure Trove and allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (TT 11/06).
T Cowie 2006. <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>

See attached TT artefact report. <4> <5>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A more detailed GR for the axe is held by Treasure Trove. GW 10/07/20

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NH 9180 5479 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH95SW
Civil Parish AULDEARN
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Early Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 1501 BC)

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