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A pleasant and scarce Mesolithic flint "Tranchet" Axe found Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. SOLD
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c.10,000-8,000 B.C. A pleasant and scarce Mesolithic flint "Tranchet" axe originally found many years back in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset and from a Hampshire Geologists private collection. Although Mesolithic axes are traditionally cruder than some other types of Stone Age axes, this example is still well worked for the period and well defined for a Mesolithic axe; The axe features the usual oblique struck "Tranchet" functional blade edge. Totally intact, in excellent condition with fashioned from a pleasant white flint with good surface ageing and light iron oxide highlights to some ridges further adding to its appeal. A pleasant and tactile example of the type, 92mm long x 42mm wide x 28mm thick.