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Flanged Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Auchindoun

Classification Flanged Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Auchindown; Auchendown; Auchendoune

Canmore ID 16814

Site Number NJ33NW 23

NGR NJ 34 37

NGR Description NJ c. 34 37

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Mortlach
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ33NW 23 c. 34 37

A decorated, flanged bronze axe (Coles' type Bc) 'from Auchindown, Dufftown' (Auchindoun Castle: NJ 348 374), formerly in the collection of J G Callander, was acquired by the Marischal College Museum, University of Aberdeen in 1940 (247/23).

J M Coles 1971; I C Walker 1974.

(Flanged axe of Lissett type). Single find. Flanged axe, smooth, black, thick butt (3mm), hammered up bar stop (height 4mm), cutting edge notched, scratch marks on flanges; length 139mm, butt 20mm, cutting edge 50mm, weight 400gms. Anthropol. Mus. Aberdeen (247.28).

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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