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Nairn

Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Nairn

Classification Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Canmore ID 15109

Site Number NH85NE 23

NGR NH 88 56

NGR Description NH c. 88 56

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nairn
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Nairn
  • Former County Nairn

Archaeology Notes

NH85NE 23 c. 88 56.

An Early Bronze Age flat axe (Coles' type Ba) from near Nairn (NH 8856) is in the British Museum (ex Greenwell Collection - Accession no: WG 1796). The butt is very slightly damaged. It measures 5ins long, 3.05ins across the blade and 1.4ins across the butt.

I C Walker 1967; J M Coles 1971.

No further information obtained.

Visited by OS (E G C) 29 November 1961.

(Migdale type). Nairn, Nairnshire. From the neighbourhood of Nairn. Single find. Flat axe, green, half broken in the middle, scratchmarks parallel to cutting edge, cutting edge worked (modern). Length 128mm, butt 36mm, cutting edge 78mm, weight 188 gms. BM WG 1796.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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