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Axehead

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from Stobhall, Perthshire

Axehead
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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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