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from Stobhall, Perthshire

Postcard of Axehead.
© National Museums Scotland


This bronze axehead was found at Stobhall in Perthshire. It dates from around 1500 to 1150 BC.

The long, narrow axehead has deep, cast flanges and a wide, splayed blade. Flanged axeheads of this type are found mainly over eastern and southern Scotland, particularly in Fife, Angus and Perth. They were probably made over a long period of time.

Scottish axeheads with cast flanges vary greatly in their form, size and decoration. Regional styles can be identified, suggesting that axeheads were were probably made in a number of places.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-066-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.DC 92
Date: 1500 - 1150 BC
Between 1500 and 1150 BC
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.56" L x 2.19" across cutting edge
What: Axe, flanged
Where: Scotland, Perthshire, Stobhall
Description: Bronze flanged axe from Stobhall, Perthshire, 1500 - 1150 BC
  • Coles, J.M. Scottish Middle Bronze Age Metalwork. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland, 97 (1963-64), pp 82-156, esp. 96-7, 137. 
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