Description: Two fine brown chert bifacially flaked pointed cache blades with small areas of paler chert at the butts and at one point. One blade with some inoffensive edge chips, the other in excellent condition. Part of a burial cache of 9 blades found in Christian County, Kentucky.
Size: 132 mm/5.2 ins. and 135 mm/5.3 ins. in length
Culture: American Indian
Date: 1st Millennium A.D. or earlier.
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.
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