Find Spot record MTT 065 - Findspot of 2 Bronze-Age brass axes

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Two `brass' axes of the common forms, with loop on one side, found in 1847, near the castle at Mettingham (S1). Formerly recorded as MTT MISC


Grid reference TM 35 89 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TM38NE


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Full Description

Two `brass' axes of the common forms, with loop on one side, found in 1847, near the castle at Mettingham (S1). Possibly includes one of the `fine bronze celts' sold at the Spelman sale in 1872, and listed as from Mettingham (S3)(R1).
Possible hoard: probably same as narrow bladed palstaves listed by Rowlands (S4) as class NB2, group 1, looped, 16.7cms & 18.5cms long and 4.5cms and 4. 6cms wide respectively - see analysis.
Probably same as bronze axe `with green corroded surface, straight edge and broken loop' from Flower collection in Pitt Rivers Museum (S5).

Formerly recorded as MTT MISC

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> (No record type): Spelman sale catalogue 1872, 26 September, lots 42-45.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 3, 1863, (3), 414.
  • <S2> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Mettingham, undated.
  • <S3> (No record type): Needham S P, The EBA Axeheads of Central & Southern England, unpub PhD thesis, Cardiff, 1983, 361.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Rowlands M J. 1976. The Organisation of MBA metalworking. numbers 941 & 942, Plate 32.
  • <S5> (No record type): Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, Catalogue entry Coll Misc XI.99.

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Record last edited

Jan 29 2019 3:41PM

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