Find Spot record MTT 065 - Findspot of 2 Bronze-Age brass axes
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|Grid reference||TM 35 89 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||METTINGHAM, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (1)
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
- <R1> SSF21474 (No record type): Spelman sale catalogue 1872, 26 September, lots 42-45.
- <S1> SSF50042 Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 3, 1863, (3), 414.
- <S2> SSF50070 Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card Mettingham, undated.
- <S3> SSF11825 (No record type): Needham S P, The EBA Axeheads of Central & Southern England, unpub PhD thesis, Cardiff, 1983, 361.
- <S4> SSF17816 Bibliographic reference: Rowlands M J. 1976. The Organisation of MBA metalworking. numbers 941 & 942, Plate 32.
- <S5> SSF16411 (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