Gullane / Muirfield
- HER number: MEL661
- Site Name: Gullane / Muirfield
- Grid Reference: 348000 681999
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- Monument Type:
- Findspot (Bronze Age, Late Prehistoric, Late Bronze Age, Prehistoric)
- Summary: Stray find of Late Bronze Age socketed axe
- Description: NT48SE 9 c. 48 82.
A late Bronze Age socketed and looped axe, almost 2 1/2" long, and covered with a fine green patina was found in 1923, about 15' N of a probable Bronze Age burial in one of the sandy ravines E of Gullane (NT 48 82). It is now in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] (Accession no: DE 126).
J A Cree 1928; J M Coles 1962.
(Miniature socketed axe, possibly linked to Sompting type). Single find. Miniature socketed axe, smooth, brown; socket present but not deep; length 62mm, cutting edge 39mm. NMAS DE 126.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Cree, J E. 1928. 'Notice of a bronze axe and a fragment of a tanged dagger found near Gullane, East Lothian, and of a food-vessel from Cadder, Lanarkshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 62 1927-8, p.229-31. 229-30.
- 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. 68.
- Bibliographic reference: Schmidt and Burgess, P K and C B. 1981. 'The axes of Scotland and Northern England', Prahistorische Bronzefunde Vol. 9 Part 7. 248, no. 1646.