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River Spean

Polished Axehead (Jade )

Site Name River Spean

Classification Polished Axehead (Jade )

Alternative Name(s) Fort William

Canmore ID 23804

Site Number NN28SW 3

NGR NN 21 81

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN28SW 3 21 81.

A jade axe from the River Spean, Fort William, is now in the West Highland Museum. It is smooth, but not highly polished, thin, of lenticular section with side-edges blunted, and 18.5cm long.

W C Smith 1963

This axe was found by the River Spean in 1890 and was given to the museum by the late Major Davy, Spean Bridge. It is on display in the museum, but there is no accession number.

Visited by OS (NKB) 11 May 1970.

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