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Cairn (Period Unassigned), Battleaxe

Site Name Scotsburn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Battleaxe

Alternative Name(s) Balnagown; Balnagowan

Canmore ID 14570

Site Number NH77NW 26

NGR NH 72 76

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Logie Easter
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH77NW 26 72 76

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.


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