Cast of bronze palstave

Place details: EUROPE. UK. [England Somerset Taunton Deane West Buckland Bronze Age hoard]. Cultural Group: [Middle Bronze Age] Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Plaster / ?. Processes: Cast / ?. Weight: 60 g Dimensions: Max L = 165 mm Max W = 50 mm Max thickness = 34 mm Maker: One of Ready family Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 1880 May 13 Other Owners: Mr Ready British Museum. Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884. It was delivered to South Kensington Museum in May 1880. It was probably displayed at South Kensington Museum between 1880 - 1884. PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884 PR No.: 1/ 10884 Documentation: See RDF PRM Image: Collections Digital Reference Photo 12/07/2013 65.27.13

KEYWORD: Tool / Cast / Reproduction / CLASS: Tool / Reproduction / Weapon / ?.

Object description: Cast of a palstave with an expanding blade, large flange and two loops. Just below the stop ridge is a triangular pattern. [CG [Excav. PR] 12/07/2013]

Accession Book V entry - 1884.119.1 - 631 Implements Copper Bronze (copper specified when known) Celts - Cast of long narrow palstave with expanded blade, oblong flanged pit, 2 loops (one broken away), v-shaped vestigial mark W Buckland Somerset [Drawing]

Delivery Catalogue II entry - Bronze period Swords Daggers and Casts Plaster casts of torque 2 celts and a bracelet found at West Buckland on board 1/ 10884 51 [screen or case?] 332

'Green book' entry - South Kensington Receipts, 13 May 1880 - 1 board containing ... 2 reproductions of celts from Mr Ready British Museum

[Geographical] Card Catalogue Entry - [English archaeology] Somerset Various sites Copper and Bronze - exactly as Accession Book

Related Documents File - 'The hoard from West Buckland Somerset' Robin J Taylor The Antiquaries Journal 1982 vol LXII part I, with photographs of object

Written on object - P.R. WEST BUCKLANE SOMERSET (CAST) 1/10884 [CG [Excav. PR] 12/07/2013]

Display history: Displayed in South Kensington Museum (V&A). [AP Leverhulme project on founding collection 1995-1998]

Publications history, trails & websites: This object was published in Taylor, R.J. 1982. The Hoard from West Buckland, Somerset. The Antiquaries Journal 62: 13-17. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Sanford, W.A. 1880. Antiquities and works of art exhibited. Archaeological Journal 37: 107. [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Research notes: The object of which this is a cast was exhibited by W.A. Sanford at the Royal Archaeological Institute in November 1879 (Sanford 1880) and was listed by John Evans in 1881 (Ancient Bronze Implements...) as being in the possession of Sanford (Taylor 1982: 13). [Dan Hicks 02/07/2013]

Ready family were family of restorers who worked at the British Museum in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, they also sold objects and repaired objects for private collectors like Pitt Rivers [AP 10/05/2010]