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Culloden Muir

Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Culloden Muir

Classification Socketed Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Cullooden Moor

Canmore ID 14200

Site Number NH74NW 16

NGR NH 73 45

NGR Description NH c. 73 45

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Inverness And Bona
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH74NW 16 c. 73 45.

A Late Bronze Age socketed axe has been found at Culloden.

W Henderson 1938.

'A bronze celt, of the most simple form, found on the moor at Culloden' was loaned by the Inverness Museum to the Museum of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland during their Annual Meeting, held in Edinburgh, July 1856.

Archaeol Inst Great Britain Ireland 1859.

This axe was not located. The only small socketed axe (4" long) in Inverness Museum, was presented by a Mrs Manners, Sunnybank in December 1932. Details of find are not available, and it is doubtful if it is the Culloden axe.

Visited by OS (J L D) 23 March 1962.

(Culloden variant of Gillespie type). Single find. Socketed axe, green patina, smooth surface, trimmed, haft ribs, cutting edge hammered. Length 80mm, mouth 28 x 31mm, cutting edge 64mm, weight 186 gms. British Museum (WG 1981).

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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