An Early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead, c. 4000-3500 B.C.

An Early Neolithic leaf-shaped arrowhead, c. 4000-3500 B.C.

Code: 2826


Description: A grey flint leaf-shaped arrowhead with dense white patination and a straight base. A small area of cortex remaining on one side, some minute edge chips and a minute chip to the point, otherwise condition good and a nice example, from Lakenheath, Suffolk.

Size: 36 mm/1.4 ins. in length

Culture: Early Neolithic

Date: c. 4000-3500 B.C.

Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and previously in a southern English private collection.

Background: Fred Sydney Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.