Very Rare English Neolithic 'Polished' Axe
Flint, 640 grams, 165 mm. Circa 3,000 BC. A substantial axe in a patinated glossy dark grey to black flint, the body knapped with a slight curve having the long edges blunted by polishing and with polished main faces providing a convex cutting edge; some evidence of use also as a hammer from the localised surface bruising to the centre of the main sides. Reference: Evans, Sir J. The Ancient Stone Implements Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain, 1897. A fine example of a large axe of quite unusual form. Provenance: found East Anglia, 1984.