Knight, Matthew G and Cowie, Trevor (2019) ‘The Spearhead of the Pennon …’. Proceedings of the Society Antiquaries of Scotland, 148. pp. 49-60. ISSN 0081-1564

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Abstract

In 1999, the late Professor Charles Thomas donated a Middle Bronze Age spearhead to the National Museum collection. This spearhead came with a label indicating that it was part of the pennant taken into the Battle of Flodden by Robert Chisholme in 1513. This paper investigates the likelihood that such a claimed association could have any basis in truth, as well as briefly contributing some thoughts on the discovery of already ancient objects in the past.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heirloom, Chisholme, Spearhead, Battle of Flodden, Bronze Age
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Q Science > QE Geology
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 13:37
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2417

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