British Palaeolithic - Flint Ovate Hand Axe
Antiquities - Stone Age
GBP (£) 80 - 100
EUR (€) 95 - 118
USD ($) 104 - 129
Sold for (Inc. premium): £92
Circa 45,000 BCE. Middle Palaeolithic. Ovate form of roughly triangular cross-section with one side almost flat; the original flint pale grey in colour with orange-brown patination typical of river gravels; knapping of good quality. 120 mm; 305 grams. Fine with some small modern(?) chips to edges.
Unprovenanced but believed to be from southern England
cf Evans, fig. 440 (etc); cf McAlpine, 1.10 (etc).
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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