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Flat axe


Early Bronze Age massive decorated flat axe, type Migdale, variant Nairn, found near Nairn, Nairn-shire, 2150 - 1950 BC

Museum reference

X.DA 8



Object name

Flat axe


Early Bronze Age

Style / Culture

Bronze Age


Copper alloy

Physical description

Complete; massive axe; narrow butt; broad cutting edge; decorated with four rows of punch marks arranged in a chevron-like pattern parallel to the edges; badly corroded

Collection place(s)

Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, Northern Europe


Schmidt, P.K. and Burgess, C.B. (1981) The Axes of Scotland and Northern England. PBF. No.245

Coles, J.M. (1968-69) "Scottish Early Bronze Age metalwork", Proc. Soc. Ant. Scotland 101, 84

Links to other web pages

Highland HER Monument Record

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