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A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD
A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD
A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington. SOLD
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c.3000 - 2500 B.C. A good sized, superb quality and beautifully polished Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found near Darlington and from a Cornish private collection. [Langdale Tuff is a fine grained hard greenstone ideal for grinding and polishing and the production of large stone axes and is found in veins from Cornwall right through to Scotland but with a particular proliferation in Great Langdale, a valley in the Lake District where major Neolithic stone axe factories were established and where this type of axe derives its name]. [PAS Recorded: Ref. CORN-ED5220  https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/403597 , Full PAS report included with the axe.] . An impressive axe, very nicely and evenly defined with beautifully smooth surfaces and an excellent blade edge with no real signs of impact use, so quite possibly a piece manufactured solely as a status piece or a very special deposition item for placement at a sacred site; axes such as this were highly prized indeed within Neolithic society. Apart from a couple of small natural rock inclusions, this lovely axe is totally intact and perfect, a superb quality and very tactile example of this much sought after lithic tool, 127mm long x 60mm across blade x 29mm thick.


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