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An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD
An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD
An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger, two thirds complete, tip lost in antiquity, found in Essex. SOLD
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Beaker Culture c.2300-1500 B.C. An extremely rare late Neolithic - Early Bronze age, "Beaker Culture" flint dagger approximately two thirds intact with pommel, handle and partial blade remaining, just minus tip (approx 35-40mm missing) found in Essex in the 1980's and from an Essex collection. Nicely fashioned from a pleasant light and dark grey flint with a distinctly shaped bulbous pommel on the end of the stubby handle, handle then narrows and would have once been bound in hide or some form of cordage, the blade then widens again and tapers gently to the tip. The blade exhibits copius working and pressure flaking over both surfaces and remaining blade edges are still sharp to the touch. The face where the tip broke off is patinated exactly as per the rest of the blade so the break was contemporary with its usage and not modern damage from farm machinery or ploughing. Nice surfaces throughout with good ageing, gentle smoothing of percussion ridges and patination evident. A decent and affordable example of this most rare and soughtafter lithic item ( When intact, Beaker culture daggers can now easily realise four-figure sums!), 92mm long (estimated c.130mm long intact) x 36mm wide across blade x 8mm thick.


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