Description: A good-sized gray stone polished axe with a gentle slightly asymmmetric posterior taper and polished over the entire surface. Inoffensive surface wear and some small chips to the butt and cutting edge, but overall a nice example. Recovered from the River Thames at Teddington Lock, Richmond upon Thames, Middlesex.
Size: 180 mm/7.1 ins. in length and 56 mm/2.2 ins. in width at the cutting edge
Culture: Late Neolithic
Date: c. 3rd Millennium B.C.
Notes: Teddington Lock is a complex of three locks on the River Thames between Ham and Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames built in 1810 and enlarged in 1858 and 1904. A number of prehistoric axes were recovered by dredger crews during its construction, enlargement and maintenance and sold to collectors.
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