- HER number: MEL51
- Site Name: Preston Tower
- Grid Reference: 338999 673999
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- Monument Type:
- Findspot (Bronze Age, Late Prehistoric, Late Bronze Age, Prehistoric)
- Cist (Bronze Age, Late Prehistoric, Late Bronze Age, Prehistoric)
- Summary: Cist, with burnt bones and armlet, Late Bronze Age
- Description: NT37SE 21 c. 390 740.
A Late Bronze Age Irish type pennanular armlet 3" in diameter, which was found among burnt bones in a cist near Preston Tower (NT 390 740) is in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] (Accession no. DO 17). It is erroneously described as a fibula in the Synopsis (J M Coles 1962; NMAS 1849).
(Undated) information from Dr J Close-Brooks, NMAS.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Burgess, C. 1976e. 'Burials with metalwork of the later Bronze Age in Wales and beyond', p.81-104. 92, no. 40.
- Bibliographic reference: Coles, J M. 1962a. 'Scottish Late Bronze Age metalwork: typology, distributions and chronology', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 93 1959-60, p.16-134. 90.
- Bibliographic reference: NMAS. 1849. Synopsis of the Museum of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 90.
- Bibliographic reference: NMAS. 1892. Catalogue of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. 26, no.58.
- Bibliographic reference: Macgregor, M. 1976. Early Celtic art in north Britain: a study of decorative metalwork from the third century B.C. to the third century A.D.. 106, no. 230.