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Flanged Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Keiss

Classification Flanged Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Keiss Broch

Canmore ID 9357

Site Number ND36SW 8

NGR ND 34 61

NGR Description ND c. 34 61

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND36SW 8 c. 34 61.

A Middle Bronze Age, bronze flanged axe, found in a field near Keiss village (ND 34 61) formed part of the collection of Sir Francis Tress Barry which was donated to the the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) in 1908 (Accession no: DC 85).

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1909; J M Coles 1966.

(Flanged axe of Lissett type). Near Keiss broch. Single find in a field. Flanged axe, corroded, green and black, flanges broken where they join the blade, blade hammered; length 114mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 43mm, weight 190 gms. NMAS DC 85.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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