Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 61, PT. 1

Archaeologia, or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 61, PT. 1


Society of Antiquaries of London
Paperback | 116 pages
189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
Publication date
01 May 2012
Publication City/Country
Miami Fl, United States
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...copper, 7'2 tin, and 8"5 lead." Anderson, I.e. 142; Evans, Bronze, 289, 315, 335, 409, 424; D. Wilson, Prehistoric Annals of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1851), 227 (fig. of the canldron-ring), 245 (analyses). 142. Edinburgh, Grosvenor Crescent (1869). Fourteen or fifteen leaf-shaped swords, with notches (one of them with a pommel of bronze, fig. 191), pin (flat, round head, fig. 190), two rings." 143. Forfarshire, Batmeshanner, near Forfar (1892). "It appears that the articles were found when ploughing, the plough having pierced and broken the clay vase in which they seem to have been deposited." The objects found are: a broken clay vase, shaped like the usual cinerary urns of the Bronze Age; one socketed axe of bronze; eleven penannular bracelets of bronze (= fig. 155); three completely circular rings, five smaller rings, and two broken rings, all of bronze; three small penannular rings (fig. 192), formed of a core of cast bronze wrapped round with a covering of thin beaten gold, so as to give the ring the appearance of a ring of solid gold; four rings of gold (fig. 193; see Evans, Bronze, fig. 489); thirty-two beads of amber and jet; and an almost semi-globular vessel of cast bronze (4 inches in diameter, fig. 194). This vessel "is still as it came from the mould, the superfluous metal along the line of the junction of the two halves of the mould, and many small protuberances, due to porosities or accidental hollows in the sides of the mould, remaining uncleaned away. The probable reason why the casting had not been cleaned up is that on one side, for about 1 inch along the rim horizontally, and 1 inch in depth down the side, the metal has failed to run, and consequently there is a gap in that part, which makes the casting a waster....

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