Description: A group of three grey flint tools, one a straight-sided trihedral blade retouched along both sides found at Tuddenham, Suffolk, the second an elongate flake retouched at the end with no locality indicated, and the third a dark grey bifacially-flaked ovate knife also found at Tuddenham, Suffolk.
Size: 50-61 mm/2-2.4 ins. in length
Date: c. 2000-3500 B.C.
Provenance: Two ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, with his collectors mark.
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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