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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 233

    A HIGHLY POLISHED NEOLITHIC GREY STONE AXE HEAD

    LATE 3RD/EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HIGHLY POLISHED NEOLITHIC GREY STONE AXE HEAD
    LATE 3RD/EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Trapezoid in outline, with a rounded butt and curved cutting edge; and a Neolithic mottled grey stone 'boat' axe head with shaft-hole, rounded butt and straight sides, circa late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C.
    8½ in. (21.5 cm.) and 6¾ in. (17 cm.) long respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Item one: formerly in the collection of the late Dr Thomas of London; found by a farm worker in Linton, Cambridgeshire, circa 1925.
    Item two: found in High Kelling, Norfolk, prior to 1990.