MHG414 - MBA Flanged Axe - Keiss
Findspot of Middle Bronze Age flanged axe.
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
- None recorded
A Middle Bronze Age, bronze flanged axe, found in a field near Keiss village (ND 34 61) formed part of collection of Sir Francis Tress Barry which was donated to NMAS 1908 (Acc No: DC 85).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1909; J M Coles 1966.
(Flanged axe of Lissett type). Near Keiss broch. Single find in a field. Flanged axe, corroded, green and black, flanges broken where they join the blade, blade hammered; length 114mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 43mm, weight 190 gms. NMAS DC 85.
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 85.
- --- 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. 100-1, no. 612.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1909. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 43 1908-9, p.8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9, 268-71, 291-5. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 8-23, 73-5, 145-6, 176-9,. 20.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 3399 6100 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-104-063-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/9357 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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