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Mainly Neolithic, 5000-2000 years BP. A mixed group of flint and other tools comprising: a knapped axehead with rounded butt and square edge with old label 'Neolithic. Lava stone Axe. El Jarf. Morocco. c2000BC'; flint point with label 'Found near Hajula, Lebanon c.5,000BC'; arrowhead with Alan Curry dealer's label 'Ancient Syria Neolithic period flint arrowhead in deep brown flint. Long and slender style 4-4rd Millennium BC'; blade with Alan Curry dealer's label 'Ancient Syria A knife blade in flint. 12th-8th BC'; two flint points each with collector's label 'Mesolithic-Neolithic c.9,000-4,500 BC worked point found on a lithic factory site near Fayum in Egypt, Dec.1993. Purchased from Alan Cherry, 1995'; flint point with collector's label 'Worked flint from a lithic factory site near Fayum in Egypt. Mesolithic to Neolithic c.9,000-4,500BC'; four triangular flakes in two groups each with label 'Worked flakes found in the Sahara Desert at an oasis in Tozeur, southern Tunisia in February, 1994 by RGK'; ranged arrowhead with label 'Aterian Culture. From the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya"). Shaped tangs and triangular in shape. From 35,000 BC'; fragment with label 'Part of a chisel head in obsidian. Reputedly from Dr. Leakey's excavations in Africa (ex. Frank Bridle's collection)'; fragment with label 'Part of a cutting tool in obsidian. Reputedly from Dr. Leakey's excavations in Africa (ex. Frank Bridle's collection)'; arrowhead with label 'Foreign Zutriyeb 1926'; double-pointed arrowhead with enigmatic label 'S34'; tanged arrowhead with enigmatic label 'S47'; tanged arrowhead fragment with label 'Damaged point'; three arrowheads each with label 'Purchased from Derek Powell, 1990'; a triangular-section blade and a scraper (unattributed"). 409 grams total, 2.5-11.5cm (1 - 4 1/4"). From the private collection of Ronald G.P. Kerridge (d. 2013), Sussex historian, author, and archaeologist; acquired from various sources in the 1990s; most accompanied by identification cards, including two obsidian tools previously in the Frank Bridle collection; by repute from Dr. Leakey's excavations in Africa; each accompanied by a handwritten collector's card written by Ronald Kerridge. [23, No Reserve]

Condition

Fine condition.

Starting Bid

£5

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Stone Age African Axe and Tool Collection

Estimate £40 - £60
15d
15h
55m
4s
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