Description: A dark grey chert lanceolate point with a short and relatively narrow rectangular tang. A shallow body chip on one side, otherwise condition good.
Size: 74 mm/2.9 ins. in length
Culture: American Indian
Date: Before the 2nd Millennium A.D.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey.
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.
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