Description: A good-sized brown flint leaf-shaped arrowhead of symmetrical form, a small chip on one edge just below the point and a possible body chip on one side, otherwise condition good and a nice example, found in Wiltshire in 1907.
Size: 35 mm/1.4 ins. in length
Date: Early Neolithic, c. 4000-3500 B.C.
Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and with his collectors mark.
Background: Mr Fred 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.
UK sale only please.