Bronze axehead

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From Inchnadamph, Sutherland

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Bronze axehead

This bronze axehead was found at Inchnadamph in Sutherland. It dates from between 2250 and 1950 BC.

The axehead is a flat axe of a form common in the Early Bronze Age. As with most of the flat axeheads of this form, it is without decoration.

Axeheads were symbols of power and prestige for a long period, probably with religious significance as well.

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Online ID: 000-100-034-235-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DA 31
Date: Between 2250 and 1950 BC
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.00" x 3.38"
What: Axe, flat
Where: Scotland, Sutherland, Inchnadamph
Description: Bronze flat axe head from Inchnadamph, Sutherland
  • Coles, John M. Scottish Early Bronze Age metalwork. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 101 (1968-9), 1-110, esp. pp 23, 85. 
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