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A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD
A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD
A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe, found near Grand Pressigny, Central France. SOLD
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c.3000-2500 B.C. A very attractive Neolithic polished "Honey Coloured" flint axe found near Grand Pressigny in central France. The wonderful Honey Colour typifies the flint from this most prestigious of Stone Age habitations. The axe is of a slender elongate form, first carefully knapped into shape and then painstakingly polished smooth using a harder stone implement, coarse sand and water, an operation that could take a number of days or weeks to complete. During its life time the axe was obviously well used and treasured as the blade edge chipped on one corner and probably became blunt, so rather than spend a further great many hours re-grinding and re-honing the blade edge, the owner simply re-touched the blade by finely knapping it to restore some form of funtional blade thus extending its useful life. An attractive, interesting and very tactile Neolithic tool, 110mm long x 38mm wide x 16mm thick. 


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