Description: An unusual dark grey flint triangular pointed handaxe made from a large thick stone-struck flake with one face largely unworked. A substantial area of cortex remaining on one side and some inoffensive recent edge chips but an attractive implement with a glossy mottled off-white, fawn and brown patina; locality of find unknown, although traces of a white ink inscription, now illegible.
Size: 114 mm/4.5 ins. in length
Culture: Lower Palaeolithic
Date: c. 300,000-500,000 years B.P.
Provenance: From a UK private collection, acquired prior to 1986. Previously with Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, Antiquities, 1 December 2020, part Lot 117.
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