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A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD
A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD
A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD A large, very rare and exquisite "Museum quality" Neolithic flint sickle from Thetford, Norfolk. SOLD
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Late Neolithic c.2200-1800 B.C. A large, very rare and exquisite, Museum quality Neolithic flint sickle found at Thetford, Norfolk many years ago and from a Cornish collection. This super item has been very skillfully fashioned from a semi-translucent dark grey / black flint so typical of the area. Bi-facially worked over its entirety with additional pressure flaking along the blade edges on either side to finely hone them and also create fine serrations for more effective cutting of cereal crops. Wondeful ageing and patination plus the faces towards the tip end of sickle now possess a most attractive deep shiny "Corn Polish" from its long use in cutting Emmer Wheat, as the wheats fine abrasive nature highly polishes flint blades over time. A stunning item in lovely condition and from a very noteable location of Stone Age habitation, 140mm long x 47mm at widest x 12mm at thickest.


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