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The Bronze Age

Ritual

Battle-axe, Moormains

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

This beautiful stone battle-axe from Moormains, Wigtownshire was added to the Selby Collection in 1893.  The perforation or shaft-hole is incomplete.

 

Battle-axes, which probably had a ritual function, are rare in south-west Scotland and only four other examples are known from the Wigtownshire Machars.

Materials/Media:
sandstone
Dimensions:
length: 148mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
2004.6.16
Digital Number:
SRAM016n
Creation Date:
200-1500BC
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council