Lot 804: Stone Age British Boat-Shaped Axe-Hammer
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Neolithic, 5th-2nd millennium BC. A pecked and ground boat-shaped axe-hammer with convex cutting edge; edge and hammer butt showing some evidence of use; with central piercing to receive haft. Cf. Evans, J. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain, London, 1897, p.220-1 for type. 328 grams, 11cm (4 1/4"). Property of an Essex gentleman; formerly in the E. S. Gosling collection, 1980s; thence by descent. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.