Description: An unfinished sub-triangular mottled grey flint arrowhead, an area of cortex remaining on one side and a hinge fracture preserved along one edge. Some minor chips, otherwise condition good. Found on the Yorkshire Wolds.
Size: 30 mm/1.2 ins. in length
Date: c. 3500 B.C.
Provenance: Ex Dr. H.A. Fawcett Collection with his collectors mark.
Background: Dr Hugh Alderson Fawcett (1891-1982) built up an important collection of ancient implements, weapons and ornaments that eventually numbered some eight thousand items. The bulk of this collection is now in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, but Fawcett previously sold or traded many pieces in order to improve his collection. His distinctive monogram and careful recording of provenance makes his pieces readily identifiable.
UK sale only please.