axe; flanged

Bronze palstave of Bronze Age design. The metal contains zinc and is probably a fake (see report).
This appears to have been part of a collection purchased in 1927 by a local antiquarian. The other items included 11 early Scottish coins.

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Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 13.3cm (L 5 1/4")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 5.1cm (W 2")
Analysis of two axes from Falkirk Museum.; Mrs Katherine Eremin; 1997
Documentation notes
Kept with Irgma cards.
"The late Mr James Neilson had also several bronze age axes, but without any note or pedigree as to where they had been found. I showed them to Mr Ludovic M. Main and he declared that in his opinion the bronze axe which Miss M M Neilson agreed to sell to you for Falkirk Museum was a genuine specimen of a Bronze Age axe. This was not taken by Kelvingrove Museum as they have others of the same character..."
[letter from R Lockhart Bryden to Doreen Hunter 1 October 1926]
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