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A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD
A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD
A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head, Elsemere Port, Nr. Chester. SOLD
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c.3000-2500 B.C. A rare and excellent Neolithic (Tribal Chieftains?) carved, bored and smoothed "Langdale Tuff" Mace Head found many years ago in Elsemere Port, Near Chester and from a Cornish collection. Expertly fashioned, smoothed and bored pebble shaped lump of "Langdale Tuff", a hard, fine grained stone often found in the Neolithic Axe factory sites at Great Langdale in the Lake District. The mace head once shaped and smoothed then had a large central bi-conical hole painstakingly bored though it from either side of the pebble (probably using a wooden bow drill and coarse sand mixed with water) in order to allow the pebble to be fixed to a large wooden handle; the mace head would have been both a Tribal status symbol, possibly belonging to a chieftain or elder, as well as a lethal and effective weapon. Totally intact and in excellent condition with nice smooth surfaces, an excellent and tactile example of this rare Neolithic artefact, 103mm long x 73mm wide x 31mm thick.


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