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A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD
A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD
A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD A huge and superbly worked, elongate Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe (copying an Early Bronze Age flat axe), Yorkshire. SOLD
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(Corded Ware & Beaker Period) - Late Neolithic - Early Bronze age c.2000 - 1600 B.C. A huge and superbly worked, elongate and slender Late Neolithic - Early Bronze Age flint axe found many years ago in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire and from a Cornish collection. The elegant triangular shape with expanded blade suggests that this may be a flint copy of an Early Bronze Age, bronze flat axe, and the shallow invasive flaking is also typical of this transitional period. It is highly possible that this axe was not intended for general use but fabricated purely for funerary deposition purposes as an offering for the afterlife. Similar examples have been discovered in funerary contexts and it is believed that these flint copies were deposited instead of the bronze examples which were much more highly prized and considered far too precious to bury with the dead. A very large and superbly worked axe of a particularly rare form in lovely condition overall with attractive surface ageing and patination, 204mm long x 56mm wide across blade x 17mm thick.


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