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An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD
An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD
An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD An excellent and scarce Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with wonderful colouration, patination & ageing, Sussex Downs, Old Collection piece. SOLD
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c.10,000-8,000 B.C. An excellent and attractive Mesolithic "Tranchet" Flint Axe with excellent colouration and surface ageing found Sussex Downs during the mid 20th Century and ex several old Sussex Collections (Ex. Jenner (Lewes) / Gurney-Wilson & Holleyman (Hove) collections). Although Mesolithic axes are traditionally cruder than some other types of axes, this example is particularly well worked and nicely defined for a Mesolithic axe, fashioned from an attractive mottled light and dark grey flint featuring the usual oblique struck "Tranchet" functional blade edge, as is the norm for these axes. Totally intact, in excellent condition with a wonderful, "old collection" colouration, shiny patina and ageing with many iron oxide highlights to the bulbs and ridges of percussion adding even more appeal to the piece. A very tactile and appealing example of this scarce type of axe, 123mm long x 43mm wide x 28mm thick.


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