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Broubster

Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Broubster

Classification Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Brubster

Canmore ID 7953

Site Number ND06SW 26

NGR ND 028 612

NGR Description ND c. 028 612

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Reay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND06SW 26 c. 028 612.

An Early Bronze Age flat axe (Coles' type Ba), 4.4ins long, showing incipient flanges, found while cutting a drain at Brubster (Broubster: name ND 028 612) was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1914 by Neil Robertson, Brubster (Accession no: DA 78).

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1915; J M Coles 1971.

(Biggar variant of Migdale type). Single find. Flat axe, porous surface, black, sides hammmered and faceted; length 133mm, butt 25mm, cutting edge 55mm, weight 160 gms. NMAS DA 78.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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