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An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" hand axe, Nacton, Ipswich. SOLD
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c.350,000-300,000 years B.C. An excellent and attractive Early Paleolithic "Clactonian" flint hand axe found on the ancient foreshore of the River Orwell, Nacton near Ipswich, Suffolk and from an Suffolk collection. An early but skillfully worked hand axe fashioned from a most attractive honey coloured flint derived from a large flake struck from the top of a large flint pebble and then a well defined and functional blade struck along one edge. Original pebble cortex in situ on outer surface and as struck, the natural void in the main body of the axe perfectly accommodates the thumb of the right hand and facilitates a firm grip on the axe for striking, most certainly a right-handed tool as almost impossible to grip comfortably in the left hand for use. Totally intact and in very nice condition with good surface ageing and patination, some gentle water smoothing and overall a very attractive and tactile early hand axe, 112mm long x 88mm wide x 37mm thick.


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