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A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD
A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD
A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head from the Scottish Borders. SOLD
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c.3000 - 2500 B.C. A large, heavy and excellent Neolithic "Langdale Tuff" polished stone axe head found at Craigieburn in the Southern Uplands, Scotland 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]. A large and impressive axe, very nicely and evenly defined with good smooth surfaces and an excellent blade edge with no real signs of impact use, so quite possibly a piece manufactured soley as a status item or for deposition at a sacred place as axes such as this were highly prized in Neolithic society. Apart from a couple of natural rock inclusions, totally intact and perfect, a lovely example of this soughtafter lithic tool, 145mm long x 76mm across blade x 37mm thick and weighing a hefty 0.7kg.


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