Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - Thinbutted Type - Danish findsite known!

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Seller: esszencia (445) 100%, Location: Kenley, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 184117540211 Neolithic Flint Axe from Denmark - Thinbutted Type - Danish findsite known! (N.B - the first 5 pictures are taken with the item wetted with water; the final three photos are taken in an unwetted state). Large (c.15.5cm) early thin-butted type. Lovely flake knapping and beautifully polished at the blade end (this polishing was a mark of quality in prehistoric times and greatly extended the durability of the tool). This axe is special in that it has an 'eye' (likely a cross section through a echinoid fossil). The fact that this inclusion made the axe harder to knap perhaps suggests it was valued aesthetically or ritually (otherwise the flint would likely have been discarded). The axe has a slight curved form. The blade is still sharp. There is some damage present from ancient use and more recently - likely when the axe was excavated. The recent damage shows up as grey flint (grey is the original colour of the flint revealed under the ancient brown/tan patination). This colour contrast serves as an added reassurance of authenticity. This artifact dates to around 3600 BC. It was found as part of a larger cache in a field in Eskilstrup, Zealand, Denmark. Previously in an old Danish Private collection. Will post worldwide, however cost will depend on destination - hence a £15 estimated figure is given which is subject to change. If you have any questions or require a more accurate postage estimate for your location, please ask. Provenance: Ownership History Available, Type: Axes, Material: Stone

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