MHG8635 - Axe Hammer or Battle Axe, Cairn at Scotsburn


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Type and Period (1)

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

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Axe-hammer or battle-axe of grey stone 4.65in long, with deep curved indentations top and bottom, emphasised by ornamental grooves. Found in a small cairn of stones at Scotsburn, Balnagown, Ross-shire.
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1953.

RMS AH 221, F E S Roe 1966.

This battle-axe is a grooved example of the Northern Variant with extreme expansion of the blade. It has been petrologically identified as sandstone.
T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.

The battle axe is listed under Acc. No. AH 221 in the NMS catalogue. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7200 7600 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH77NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

Finds (1)

  • AXE HAMMER (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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