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Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Auldearn

Classification Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Canmore ID 15544

Site Number NH95NW 17

NGR NH 919 554

NGR Description NH c. 919 554

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NH95NW 17 c. 919 554

An LBA bag-type socketed bronze axe from Auldearn is in the British Museum (Greenwell Collection: WG 1979). It is 3 1/10" long by 2 1/2" across the blade and was presented to Canon Greenwell by J P Morgan in 1909.

J M Coles 1962; I C Walker 1967.

(Alford variant of Portree type). Auldearn, Nairnshire. Single find. Socketed axe, green and black, porous surface, hammered cutting edge, double haft ribs. Length 80mm, mouth 27x31mm, cutting edge 60mm, weight 302 gms. BM WG 1979.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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