MHG1238 - Bronze Palstave - Upper Dounreay
Findspot of Bronze Age Palstave.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A Middle Bronze Age palstave(J M Coles 1966), 5 9/16ins long by 2 3/4ins across the cutting edge, found in a field during agricultural operations on Upper Dounreay (name: ND 003 657), not far from the (chambered) cairns on Cnoc Freiceadain (ND06NW 10 & 11: ND 012 653), was purchased by the NMAS in 1935 (Acc No: DC 120).
J M Coles 1966; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1936.
(South-western palstave). Single find. Palstave, corroded and pitted, cleaned but probably originally green, undercut stop; length 140mm, butt 25mm, stop-height 7mm, cutting edge 70mm, weight 425 gms.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Coles, J M. 1966. 'Scottish Middle Bronze Age metalwork', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 97 1963-4, p.82-156. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 82-156. 134.
- --- Dataset/Database File: National Museums of Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums of Scotland. Digital. DC 120.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9. Prahistorische Bronzefunde. 143, no. 843.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1936. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 70 1935-6, p.14-32, 148-52, 210-16, 311-14, 358-62, 392-400. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 14-32, 148-52, 210-16, 31. 24.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 0120 6530 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- PALSTAVE (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7850 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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