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LOT 0338

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 470 - 700
USD ($) 510 - 760

Current bid: £12 (+bp*)
(5 Bids, Reserve met)

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(5 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £12
STONE AGE PIERCED BOAT-SHAPED AXEHEAD
NEOLITHIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
6 3/4 in. (852 grams, 17 cm).

With curved butt and convex sides, offset mounting hole. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From a collection acquired on the UK art market from various auction houses and collections mostly before 2000.
From an important Cambridgeshire estate; thence by descent.

LITERATURE:
Cf. MacGregor, A., (ed.), Antiquities from Europe and the Near East in the Collection of Lord MacAlpine of West Green, Oxford, 1987, item 4.168, for type.

CONDITION