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.
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 5.1cm (W 2")
"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]