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side, said to have been found with stone axes (AF 15, 16) at Southend,
Cantyre.



DE2. DE12.

9. Axe, 3^x11 in., with three raised lines on each side, found in Leith — D.

Stevenson, C.E., 1877.

10. Axe, 2| X 2 in., from Graham's Mount, near Penicuik — Dr'Brewster, 1819.

11. Axe, 2ixli in., with hole in one side, from Achnacree Moss, Loch
Etive— Dr R. A. Smith, 1873.

12. Axe, 4Jxli in., from Kingoldrum, Forfarshire— Rev. J. 0. Haldane,
1880.

13. Axe, 2J X 1 j in., with three raised bands passing through the loop, from
Forest of Birse, Aberdeenshire — James Drummond, 1856.

14. Axe, 2xli in., loop partly double, locality unknown— Dr W. H. Scott,
1856.

15. Axe, 2ji X 1} in., from Kincardineshire — Professor Skene, 1781.

16- Axe, 3Jx IJ in., from Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh— Dr D. Wilson, 1863.
17-19. Axes, viz. — (17) 3JxlJ in., with parallel lines on the sides; (18)

5x2| in., ornamented by parallel lines, without loop ; (19) 3Jx2 in.,

from Bell's Mills, Dean, Edinburgh — Purchased 1865.

20. Axe, 3i X 2i in., found near Struthers House, Fifeshire — Rev. A. Hutton,
1781.

21. Axe, 3| X 1} in., from Langraw, Roxburghshire— William Oliver, 1833.

22. Axe, 4xl| in., imperfect, from Kirkland, Leswalt, Wigtownshire —
Robert Blair, 1881.



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DE 23-82. Axes, viz. — (28) 4^x2} in., with three parallel lines down the
middle, from Hangingshaw, Coulter ; (24) 5 x 2| in. , locality unknown ;
(26) 3i X 2i in., from Aikbrae, Peeblesshire ; (26) 34 x 2 in. ; (27) 8 x 2J
in. ; (28) 3 x 2i in. ; (29) 3J x 2 in., imperfect ; (80) 2i x If in. ; (31)



DE 17-19.

2ixli in., imperfect; (32) IjxlJ in.— localities unknown— ^Sim
Collection,

38. Axe, 3^x2 in., part of hoard from Gospartie, Fifeshire — Patrick Skene,
1829.

84. Axe, 3J x2i in., from near Manse of St Martins, Perth— Rev. W. W. S.
Hamilton, J783.

85, 86. Axes, viz.— (36) 3ixlJ in., edge broken, (86) 2jx2j in., imper-
fect, both found in Leith— Dr D. H. Robertson, 1866.

37, 38. Axes, viz.— (87) 3i x IJ in., (88) 2i x 2J in., both from Loch Drum,
Kincardineshire — Professor Skene, 1781.

39,40. Axes, viz.— (39) 2} x 2* in., (40) 3ix2J in., from Skye— Rev.
Donald M'Queen, 1784.

41. Axes, 3i X 2 in., from Eilmuir, Skye — Rev. Alexander Macgregor, 1853.

42. Axes, 3 J X 2 J in., ornamented with five parallel raised lines— Dr Andrew
Brown, 1857.

43. Axe, 2| X 2i in., locality unknown.

44. Axe, 3^x21 in., thickly patinated, from Craighall, near Blairgowrie—
Purchased 1886.

46.. Axe, 3}x2 in., loop broken, with three bars down each face, locality
unknown — Purchased 1887.

46. Axe, 8t*Vx2| in., with raised line below mouth, and loop, from North
Berwick Law—Clive Walker, 1887.

47-49. Axes, from Wigtownshire, viz. — (47) 3Jx2^ in., from Whithorn ;
(48) 8^x21 in., from Penninghame ; (49) 2ix2i in., mouth slightly
imperfect, from Penninghame— ^ir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 1885.



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DE 50. Axe, 3 x 2 in., from Derry, Mochrum, Wigtownshire — Sir Herbert Eustace
Maxwell, 1889.



DE48.

51. Miniature Axe, l|f xl^in., from Blairbuy, Wigtownshire— Sir Herbert
Eustace Maxwell, 1889.

52. Axe, 2 J X 2^ in. , with loop broken off, from Comrie, Perthsliire— Sir
Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 1889.



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DE53. Axe, 4||x2i in., from Muirfad, Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright— Sir
Herbert Eustace Maxwell.
64. Axe, 4Jx 2 in., from Glen tanner, Aberdeenshire — Sturrock Collection,



4



DE51.

55, 56. Axes, viz.— (55) 2| x 2i in., (56) 2^ x 1§ in., both said to be from

West Coast— Purchased 1890.
57. Axe, 3ix2^ in., ornamented with three raised ribs on each face, from

Croy, Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire — Purchased 1890.



BRONZE SOCKETED AXES.

[From other Countries.]

In Wall Case, North Side of Second Floor,

DF 1-127. Viz. — (1-114) socketed axes, from Ireland — Bell Collection, A. H. Rhind,
1880, Edward Ledwich, LL.D., 1784, J. C. Roger, 1866, and Purchased ;
(115) axe, 6xlJ in., wedge-shaped, from Corsent, Brittany — Rev. E. L.
Barnwell, 1860 ; (116-121) axes, each 6 x IJ in., and (122) portion of clay
vessel in which they were found at Quimper, Finisterre, France— M. lie
Men, 1861 ; (123) axe, 2Jx 1 in., from Bellingham, Northumberland — Sir
Walter Elliot, 1879 ; (124) axe, 6x2 in., with small downward pro-
jecting ears, probably from Italy — Ruthven Collection, 1884 ; (125-126)
axes, from England, viz.— (125) from Carlisle, 4xl|^ in.; (126) from
Greystroke, Cumberland, 3f x 1^^ in. — Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell,
Bart, 1888; (127) axe, 4|x2| in., with loop, from Oissel, Seiue-
Infi^rieure, France — Purchased 1890.



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BRONZE SPEAR-HEADS.

In Floor CaM, SotUk Side of First Floor.

[The spear-heads of bronze, which, like the socketed axes, belong to a time
when casting over a core was practised, are often very fine examples of the
founder's art. The blade varies froijii a short to a very elongated leaf-shape.
The socket, which is usually round, but sometimes slightly oval, is often
prolonged for several inches beyond the base of the blade, and in all cases it
extends along the middle of the blade as a midrib, cored almost to the point.
In the larger examples there are occasionally segmental and circular openings
in the blade on either side of the midrib, and sometimes a system of ornamenta-
tion of dots and lines is applied to the blade and socket. The socket frequently
shows two rivet-holes for the fastening to the shaft, or a pair of loops either in,
or immediately below, the base of the blade. Socketed spear-heaas of bronze
have never in any well-authenticated instance been found with interments in
Britain.]

DG 1. Spear-head, 19 in. long, with segmental and circular openings in the blade,
found at Dcnhead, Coupar- Angus — G. Kinloch, 1832.

2. Spear-head, 17 in. long, locality unknown.

3, 4. Spear-heads, 16 J and 15§ in. long, from East Lothian — Purchased,

Belhaven Sale, 1873.

5. Spear-head of plain leaf-shape, 13 in. long, found near Einghom, Fife— Dr
Daniel Wilson, 1863.

6-14. Spear-heads, localities unknown.

15. Spear-head, 13|in., from Galloway— Lady Winifred Maxwell, 1784.

16. Spear-head, 4j in. long, locality unknown.

17. Paper Cast of Spear-head, 14} in., the original found in moss at Eirklomie,
Strath Halladale, Sutherland.

18. Spear-head, lOJ in. long— Purchased, Ardmillan Sale, 1876.

19. Spear-head, 9 J in. long, from Morton, near Newton-Stewart, Galloway—
Dr William Black, 1880.

20. Spear-head, 9J in. long, with rivet-holes in socket— Purchased 1874.

21. 22. Spear-heads, localities unknown.

23. Spear-head, SJ in. long, looped, with incised lines and punctulations on
the blade, from Dean Water, Forfarshire — Bell Collection,

24. Spear-head, 7i in. long, imperfect, from Cardross— Purchased 1882.

25. Spear-head, 6 J in., with loops in the blade, from Langburnshiels,
Roxburghshiie — ^Treasure Trove, 1865.

26-28. Spear-heads, localities unknown.

29. Spear-head with segmental openings, imperfect, 5J in. long, bent, from
Stirlingshire— James Drummond, R.S.A., 1856.

30. Portion of Spear-head, 4 in. long, from Buchan, Glentrool, Kircudbright—
John Forsyth, 1871.

81. Spear-head, 6 in. long, imperfect, from Carlusk, Boharm, Banffshire —
Purchased 1881. 82. Spear-head, imperfect, locality unknown.

83. Spear-head, 3i in. long, point broken, rivet-holes in the socket, found
near Edinburgh — Purchased 1881.



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84. Spear-head, 6i in. long, curved from socket to ]

D. Macqueen, 1784.
35. Spear-head, 4^ in. long, with loops on the socket.



DO 84. Spear-head, 6i in. long, curved from socket to point, from Skye— Rev.
D. Macqueen, 1784.



DG 1, 23, 4.

36-40. Spear-heads, viz. — (86) 5J in. long, with loops and bands of parallel
lines on the socket, from Douglas ; (§7) 6 in., point broken oflf ; (88)
6J in., with rivet-holes in the socket, from LanarK ; (89) 4J in., socket
broken off ; (40) 8^ in., from parish of Crawford — Sim Collection, ,

41. Lance-head, 3i in. long, found with axe (DA 9) in Roxburghshire.

42. Lance-head, 2i in. long, found on Pitscandley Hill, near Forfar— Rev.
John Jamieson, 1785.

48. Lance-head, 2 J in. long, from Blacklaw, Bendochy— George Kinloch,
1832.



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DG



DG40.



DG36.



DG45.



DG52.



DG6L



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DO 44. Spear-head, 6 in. long, from Balroaclellan, New Galloway— Rev. George
Murray, 1862.

46. Spear-head, 8 in. long, with loops in blade, from moss at Linton, Rox-
burghshire—Alexander M. Forrest, 1830.

46. Spear-bead, 6J in. long, locality unknown.

47. Javelin-bead, 8 in. long, imperfect, from Balgown Moss, Kirkcolm, Wig-
townshire—Earl of Stair, 1883.

48. Leaf-shaped Spear-head, 22J in. long, with two boles in lower portion of
blade, found near Lordscainie, Fifesbire— Purchased 1886.

49. Leaf-shaped Spear-bead, 7 in. long, found in moss near Stirling — R. W.
C. Patiick, 1886.

60. Lance-bead, 4| in. long, with loops on socket, and blade ribbed, locality
unknown— Miss Grieve, 1886.

51. Lance-bead, i^ in. long, with loops on socket, from Stratbaven — Pur-
chased 1887.

62. Spearhead, leaf-shaped, 15} in. long, slightly curved, with loops at base
of blade, from Barhullion, Wigtownshire— Sir H. E. Maxwell, Bart., 1888.

63. Leaf-shaped Lance-bead, 8i in. long, with two rivet-boles in socket, from
near Falkirk— Purchased 1888.

64. Leaf -shaped Spear-head, 3H in. long, with remains of loops and with rivet-
bole, from Clayyard, Machaiiach, Arran— Charles Browning, 1889.

66. Bronze Ferrule for Spear-shaft, 74 in. long, 1 inch across mouth, with
rivet-hole at IJ in. from broad end, from Berwickshire — Purchased 1889.

66. Spear-bead, 7f in. long, with centre rib and projecting loop on each side,
from Aucbindneich, Arbuthnot, Kincardineshire— ^^wrrocA; Collectioji.

67. Spear-bead, 4| in. long, with projecting loops, from Craigielee, Parish of
Craigie, Perthshire— -S^wrrodt Collection,

68. Javelin-bead, 2| in. long, with projecting loops, from Glentanner, Aboyne,
Aberdeenshire — Sturrock Collection,

69. Spear-head, leaf-shaped, 8J in. long, imperfect at point and mouth of
the socket, from Burgbead, Elginshire— Hugh W. Young, 1890.

60. Spcar-bead, leaf-shaped, 5| in. long, with rivet-hole, from Einneff, Kin-
cardinesbire— Rev. Alan Stewart, 1834.

61. Spear-bead, leaf-shaped, imperfect, 17J in. long, with prominent, angular
midrib, from New Downie, Panmure — Purchased 1892.

BRONZE SPEAR-HEADS.

[Other Countries.]

In Wall Case, North Side of Second Floor.

DH 1-90. Viz. — (1-89) spear-heads, from Ireiand— Bell Collection, &c. ; (90) spear-
head, 8| in. long, with two rivet-boles in the socket, probably from
Greece — Ridhven Collection^ 1884.

BRONZE BLADES.

In Floor Case, South Side of First Floor,

[The small bronze blades in this section are of two varieties— (1) flat,
triangular, and attached to the haft by rivets ; and (2) oval, and with an
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classed as knife-daggers, the second is more akin to the small, thin, oval-shaped
and bifid blades, which from their slenderness of form and sharpness of edge
have been termed ** razors." Both varieties are generally found with
interments.]

DI 1. Bronze Blade, 5 in. long, triangular, tapering, with three rivets,
from cist at Cleigh, Lochuell, Argyllshire— Dr R. Angus Smith, 1874.



DI 1. DI 2.



DI4.

2. Bronze Blade, taj>ering, with rivets, ^ in. long, fiom cist at Drunilanrick,

near Callander, Perthshire— Purchased 1874.

3. Bronze Blade, imperfect, 3| in. long, tapering, with rivets, from Carlochan

Cairn, Chapeleme, Crossmichael — Alexander Copland, 1782.

4. Bronze Blade, tanged and oval-shaped, 2| x H in-, imperfect, ornamented

with pattern of incised lines, found in urn (EA 41) near Joppa— William
Lowson, 1882.

5. Cast of a Bronze Blade, 4jx2| in., tapering, with raised mid-rib, from

cist at Bishopmill, Elgin— Rev. J. M. Joass, 1876.



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BRONZE DAGGER-BLADES.

In Floor Case on South Side of First Floor,

[The broad, heavy dagger-blades in this section, with sides more or less
curved, and a tapering midrib, have been attached to the handle by two or
more rivets in the base of the blade. Some of those with narrower bases may
have been fixed in the haft in the ordinary way, with the blade in the line of
the vesical axis of the haft, while others with broader bases may have been
long-shafted weapons with the blade fixed at right angles to the haft like a
battle-axe. These large dagger-blades are rarely found in association with
interments.]



DJL



DJ 6.
DJ 1. Broad Dagger-blade, 12J in. long, with four rivet-holes, and rivets still



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DJ in place, found in moss at Whiteleys, Stranraer, Wigtownshire— Stephen
Hunter, 1868.

2. Broad Dagger-blade, 11 in. long, slightly imperfect, with five rivet-holes,

from Portmoak Moss, Lochleven, Kinross- shire— Lieut. -CoL George Miller,
1829.

3. Broad Dagger-blade, 14} in. long, with three rivet-holes, two retaining

rivets, from Moss-Side, near Crossraguel Abbey, Ayrshire — Rev. James
Inglis, 1832.

4. Broad Dagger-blade, 11 in. long, with four rivet-holes, from Sluie, Elgin-

shire — Sir John Dick Lauder, 1861.

6. Broad Dagger-blade, 9 in. long, imperfect at the base, with two rivet-
holes, from Galloway— Earl of Stair, 1869.

6. Broad Dagger-blade, 12 in. long, with three rivet-holes, one retaining
rivet, locality unknown.



DJ 20, 21, 22.

7. Broad Dagger-blade, 10 in. long, imperfect at the point, locality unknown.

8. Broad Dagger-blade, 7i in. long, imperfect, locality unknown— ^iwi

Collection,

9-11. Broad Dagger-blades, viz.— (9) 13 in. long, with traces of three rivet-
holes ; (10) 11 in. long ; (11) 9i in. long, with traces of four rivet-holes ;
from Kingarth, Bute— Treasure Trove, 1862.

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DJ 18. Broad Dagger-blade, 7 J in. long, locality unknown.

14. Broad Dagger-blade, 13 in., with three rivet-holes, locality unknown.
16. Fragment of Dagger-blade, locality unknown.

16. Rapier-shaped Dagger-blade, 12 f in. long, with two rivet-holes, from
Buttergask, near Ardoch, Perthshire — W. Mackenzie, 1860.

17. Rapier-shaped Dagger-blade, lOj in. long, with two rivet-holes, imperfect
at point, from Fairholm, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire — Dr Arthur Mitchell,
1865.

18. Rapier-shaped Dagger-blade, 8J in. long, imperfect at butt, from Den
Shilt, Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire— Purchased 1874,

19. Dagger-blade, 7i in. long, with three rivet-holes, rivets still in place,
locality unknown — Purchased, Nunraw Sale, 1876.

20. Dagger-blade, 7 in. long, with vandyke ornamentation on base, and with
two rivet-holes and rivets, said to have been found at Pitcaithly, Perth-
shire — Bell Collection,

21. Dagger-blade, 6 J in. long, with two parallel incised lines on each side of
the midrib, and two rivet-holes with rivets, from Kilrie, near Kinghorn,
Fifeshire— Mr Prentice, 1828.

22. Dagger-blade, 7 in. long, with two rivet-holes with rivets, from Gretna,
Dumfriesshire — R W. Cochran-Patrick, 1886.

23. Rapier-shaped Dagger-blade, 11 1 in. long, imperfect at butt, from Graden,
Roxburghshire— Purchased 1886.

24. Broad Dagger-blade, 10 J in. long, with three rivet-holes and rivets,
locality UMnown— Purchased 1887.

25. Rapier-shaped Blade, lOf in. long, imperfect at butt, with traces of three
rivet-holes, from Kilhani, Bowmont Water, Foot of the Cheviots — Pur-
chased 1889.

BRONZE DAGGER AND KNIFE BLADES.

[From other Countries.]

In Wall Casef North Side of Second Floor.

DK 1-31. Dagger-blades, broad and narrow, with and without rivet-holes, from
Ireland — Bell Collection.

32-38. Socketed Knife or Dagger-blades, from Ireland — Bell Collection.

39. Dagger, ribbed, 6f in. long, found near Kirkdale Caves, Yorkshire— Sir
George Cayley, 1831.

BRONZE LEAF-SHAPED SWORDS, &c.

In Floor Case^ First Floor y South Side.

[Bronze swords are usually more or less leaf-shaped, with a flat handle-
plate pierced by rivet-holes for the attachment of side-pieces of bone, horn, or
wood to make up the round of the grip. They are always without guards, and
the cutting edge Is a narrow strip along the whole margin hammered down till
it is almost as thin as paper. They vary greatly in length, the longest in the
collection measuring 30} in., while the shortest are only 18 to 20 in. As a
nde they are destitute of decoration, though some have a raised, or (as in
one case) a circular midrib. Others have the hilt in one piece with the blade,
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have been occasionally found, the upper part having been apparently of more
perishable material. No examples of the moulds in which these swords were
cast have yet been found in Scotland. Bronze swords are not found with
interments in Great Britain. Like the cored axes and spear-heads they belong
to the latter part of the Bronze Age. ]

DL 1. Sword, 25^ in. long, with modern bronze handle-plates riveted with
iron, from Graham's Dyke, near Carron, Stirlingshire — AdvocaM Col-
lection.

2. Sword, 25J in. long, two rivet^holes and slot in each wing and long slot

in the hilt- plate, from Forse, Latheron, Caithness — George Sutherland,
1866.

3. Sword, 27 in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and two in hilt-plate, from

South Uist, Hebrides — John Gordon, 1865.

4. Sword, 24| in. long, imperfect at point, three rivet-holes in each wing, four

with rivets, two rivet-holes in the hilt-plate also with rivets, and other
two rivet-holes in the extremity of hilt-plate, which is doubly hooked,
from the Tay, near Elcho, Rhynd, Perthshire — David Bennet, 1865.

6. Sword, 29 in. long, two rivet-holes in each wing and two in hilt-plate, which
is doubly hooked, from the Tay, near Perth — Purchased 1877.

6, 7. Sword, 21f in. long, imperfect at point, rivet-hole in each wing and two
in hilt-plate, and (7) bronze scabbard tip, found with gold ornament
(FE 7) and bronze penannular brooch (FC 153) in digging a gravel pit at
Gogar Burn, Edinburgh— Mrs Bell, 1866.

8-10. From Cauldhame, near Brechin, Forfarshire, viz. — (8) sword, 21J in.
long, hilt imperfect, two rivet-holes in each wing and
two in hilt-plate ; (9) scabbard tip ; (10) sword, 23{
in. long, the point of the blade and pommel end of
handle imperfect, two rivet-holes in each wing, and
three in hilt plate, one with rivet — Treasure Trove,
1853.

11. Sword, 24 J in. long, two rivet-holes in each wing and
three in hilt-plate, locality unknown.

12. Sword, 21^ in. long, with the handle-plate and the point
broken off, locality unknown.

13. 14. Swords, viz.— (13) 23 1 in. long, three rivet-holes
in each wing and three in hilt-plate, the pommel end
slightly imfjerfect, (14) 20i in. long, two rivet-holes
in each wing and three in hilt-plate, both without
localities — Sim Collection,

16. Sword, 24J in. long, three rivet-holes in each wing and
three in hilt-plate, locality unknown.

16. Sword, 244 in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and two
in hilt-plate, found near Keith House, East Lothian —
Lady Hope Johnstone, 1882.

17. Sword, 14|^ in. long, the hilt broken off, rivet-hole in
each wing, from Eastertoun, Stracathro, Forfarshire —
Rev. Dr Thomas Guthrie, 1838.

18. 19. Swords, viz.— (18) 25 J in. long, two rivet-holes in
each wing and two in hilt-plate, (19) 17i in. long,
imperfect at point, rivet-hole in each wing and two

in hilt-plate, both from Jacksbank, Glenbervie, Kin- DL 9.

cardineshire — John Burnett, 1880.
20. Sword, 22| in. long, part of handle-plate broken off, two rivet-holes in

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DL each wing, one with rivet, from Southfield, Gladsmuir, East Lothian —A.
G. Fowler, 1889.



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DL 21. Sword, 211 in. long, three rivet-holes in each wing and one in hilt-
plate, pommel end of handle broken off, from Island of Shuna, Argyll-
shire—Robert Thomson, 1876.
22, 23. Swords, viz. — (22) 19| in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and one in
hilt-plate, point broken off; (23) 21 J in. long, the point and greater
part of handle-plate broken off, two rivet-holes in each wing, one with
rivet, part of hoard found at Palmerston Place, Edinburgh — Andrew
Waddell, 1879.

24. Sword, 18 in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and three in hilt-plate, pom-
mel doubly-hooked, from near Schivas House, Methlick, Aberdeenshire —
A. T. Irvine, 1834.

25. Sword, 16 J in. long, handle-plate broken off, rivet-hole in each wing,
locality unknown.

26. Sword, 20J in. long, point broken off, three rivet-holes in each wing, four
of which are imperfectly cast and imperforate, and three in hilt-plate,
from Carlinwark Loch, Kirkcudbrightsnire— D. A. Gordon, 1873.

27. Sword, 23 in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and one in hilt-plate, from
Moss of Cowie, near Stonehaven, Kincardineshire— George Silver, 1812.

28. Sword, 18i in. long, two rivet-holes in each wing, handle-plate and point
broken off, locality unknown.

29. Portion of Sword, 6i in. long, " found in a Cairn at Ballagan, Strathblane,
Stirlingshire " — John Erskine, 1788.

30. Portion of Sword, lOJ in. long, from Dumfriesshire — Dr Arthur Mitchell,
1866.

31. Portion of Sword, lOi in. long— Mr M*Lean, 1783,
32-35. Portions of Swords, localities unknown— iS'iw Collection,

36. Sword, 26 in. long, pommel end imperfect, rivet-hole in each wing and
two in hilt-plate, from Skye— R. W. Cochran-Patrick, 1886.

37. Sword, 28 J in. long, with high convex rib along centre of blade on each
side, and oblong slot in each wing and two in hilt-plate, from Rigg, Isle
of Skye— Capt. William Stewart, 1887.

38. Sword, 26i in. long, rivet-hole in each wing and two in hilt-plate, found
with No. 37 at Rigg, Isle of Skye— Purchased 1886.

39. Sword, 23i in. long, the greater part of handle-plate broken off, two rivet-
holes in each wing, from Dowies Burn, Wigtownshire — Sir Herbert
Eustace Maxwell, Bart., 1889.

40. Sword, 23i in. long, two rivet-holes in each wing, one with a rivet in it, and
largeslot in handle-plate, from PoldarMoss, Stirlingshire — Purchased 1888.

41. Sword, 80 J in. long, three rivet-holes in each wing and large slot in hilt-
plate, from the Tay, near Mugdrum Island — Purchased 1889.

42. Sword, 26 in. long, with bronze grip and globular pommel, from Lead-
burn, Peeblesshire — Purchased 1890.

BRONZE LEAF-SHAPED SWORDS.

[From other Countries.]

In Wall Case, North Side of Second Floor,

DM 1-43. (1-34) Swords and fragments, viz.— (1-18) swords, (19-34) fragments,
all from Ireland — Bell Collection; (35-40) rapier-shaped swords, from
Ireland — ibid, ; (41) sword, ISJ in. long, four rivet-holes, one with rivet,
from Brompton, Yorkshire— Sir George Cayley, 1831 ; (42, 43) swords,
20 J and 22 4 in. long, handles of both imperfect, from Co. Antiim, Ireland
—Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Bart., 1889,



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150 BRONZE IBCPLEMENTS— SCOTLAND.

BRONZE SHIELDS, &c.

In Floor Case, First Floor y South Side,

[The oircnlar shields of thin bronze with a central boss, and a series of con-
centric rings with rows of smaller bosses or studs between them extendine to
the circumference, are beautiful specimens of hammered work. The head of
the battle-axe found at Bannock bum is probably of the early Iron Age.]

DN 1-2. Circular Shields, 23J and 24 in. diameter, the upper surface covered with .
raised concentric circles and rows of knobs, found near Yetholm,



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