Neolithic Axe Hammers for Sale

The Neolithic era in Europe sees a surge in the production of ground-stone implements. In the main, these are made from water-washed cobbles or pebbles of sedimentary rocks which are painstakingly ground to shape, and often perforated for hafting. There has been speculation as to whether these artefacts are for use as tools or weapons or, indeed, whether they served a ceremonial purpose.

Stone Age Main MenuBack to Stone Age Main Menu


European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Massive Axe-Hammer 025452

Extremely Rare European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Massive Axe-Hammer
Granodiorite, 4.63 kg, 20.19 cm. Circa 3,000 BC. A massive battle axe-hammer in a grey-patinated reddish-pink granodiorite, with a curved rectangular hammer face, a teardrop-shaped top profile, with the central cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled and tapered, nicely finished retaining some pecking, showing signs of use on blade, unusually large and heavy, uncommon thus. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£750.00

more info

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Massive Axe-Hammer 025452
European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Boat-Shaped Axe-Hammer 025193

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Boat-Shaped Axe-Hammer
Quartzite, 901 grams, 16.40 cm. Circa 3,000 BC. A battle axe-hammer in a dark grey to reddish-grey quartzite, with a truncated conical hammer face, a curving profile, with the central cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled and tapered, nicely finished retaining some pecking, showing signs of use on blade. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Very fine condition. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£295.00

more info

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Boat-Shaped Axe-Hammer 025193
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025786

Rare European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Diorite, 270 grams, 750 mm. Circa 3,000 BC. A highly unusual, partially finished battle axe-hammer in a dark grey-green diorite, shows original pecked blank, advanced grinding stage, and preliminary drilling on both sides for the centre hole, rare thus. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£175.00

more info

European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025786
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025608

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Rhyolite, 785 grams, 11.10 cm. Circa 3,000 BC. A massive battle axe-hammer in a grainy, banded, grey to reddish rhyolite, deeply patinated, with a rounded hammer face and a truncated diamond-shape top profile, central cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled, retains some of its preliminary pecked surface, shows few signs of use in antiquity on blade and hammer. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.

more info
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025608
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025607

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Diorite, 1.25 Kg, 16.70 cm. Circa 3,000 BC. A massive battle axe-hammer in a greenish-grey diorite, deeply patinated, with a rounded rectangular hammer face and a truncated diamond-shape top profile, central cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled, retains much of its preliminary pecked surface, shows interesting signs of use in antiquity on blade and hammer. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£350.00

more info

European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 025607
English Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026114

English Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Rhyolite, 358 grams, 830 mm. Circa 3,000 BC. A battle axe-hammer in a rhyolite, deeply patinated to an attractive light grey-green, with a rectangular hammer face and an expanding blade, central cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled, nicely finished, shows interesting signs of use in antiquity on blade and hammer. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.

more info
English Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026114
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026113

European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Diorite, 495 grams, 16.70 cm. Circa 3,000 BC. A battle axe-hammer in a dark greenish-grey diorite, deeply patinated, with a rounded rectangular hammer face and anicely tapering blade, central double-tapered cylindrical hafting hole skilfully drilled, well finished, shows interesting and significant signs of use in antiquity on blade. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£275.00

more info

European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026113
European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026116

Rare European Neolithic ‘Pecked and Ground’ Axe-Hammer
Diorite, 440 grams, 1100 mm. Circa 3,000 BC. A highly unusual, partially finished battle axe-hammer in a grey-green diorite, showing original pecked blank and the preliminary grinding stage, rare thus. Reference: McAlpine, Lord A. Antiquities from Europe and the Near East 1987, p.74. Provenance: property of a Gentleman; acquired in the 1970s.
£175.00

more info

European Neolithic 'Pecked and Ground' Axe-Hammer 026116


Back to previous page largerBack to previous page