All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Contemporary item #1393848 (stock #HMC)
Objects from several periods came together to create this special crucifix. It is hand made and one of a kind. The wood was found in a New Mexico homestead dating from 1880 - 1900. The knot above Christ forms a natural halo. The Jesus figure is solid brass and dates from the 1930'S. The three "nails" attaching the figure are black onyx with gold bezels. The overall height is 14 1/2" and it is 3 1/4" at the widest point. The back is designed to be hung on the wall...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1392494 (stock #4389)
Indo Scythian silver tetradrachma coin, Azilizes 1 circa 57-35BCE. D: 25mm. Free Hong Kong Registered Airmail Shipping.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392120 (stock #6761)
A large hard-hammer percussion biface axe, probably Heidelberg Man. Interesting multi-toned flint from the Grand-Pressigny region. In excellent condition with a fine, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find. Height 5 3/8". Lovely and very clearly defined large axe. Obviously meant for a large hand. The ergonomic flaking allows for a strong grip on the tool in a number of positions...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392119 (stock #3672)
A large and unusual Neanderthal cleaver on a core from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, in excellent condition with a semi-glossy ground patina. Height 4 3/4". Legal surface find. This lithic is meticulously flaked over nearly its entire surface in such a way as to indicate that it was originally a flake core. It was later refined into a large cleaver, with a flat area removed at the proximal end, giving a solid ergonomic structure to the tool as a whole...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392104 (stock #3794)
A large Neanderthal multi-tool from Fontmaure, France. Jasper, in excellent condition, height 4". Legal surface find with soft mat ground patina. This particular tool is a complex mix of functional edges. It is designed somewhat in the form of a backed blade with one thick side, allowing for a very secure grip. The other edges are flaked to create a thick chopper like edge, a narrower denticulate saw or scraper, and a very clearly defined concave scraper at one end...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1392100 (stock #3651)
An exceptional, large Neanderthal discoid scraper. Flint, in excellent condition. Height 4 3/8". Legal surface find from Grand-Pressigny, France. This particular lithic could be considered either a discoid scraper or an irregular partial biface axe. Continuous flaking around the edge, with a slight point at the distal end indicating that it may have been used as a cleaver as well. It also has an ingenious ergonomic structure imparting greater force when used as a striking tool...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Fine Art : Pre 1990 item #1391425 (stock #04168B)
Chagall Lithographs VI (1980-1985): The size of Book: 13" L x 9 3/4" W x 1 1/4" Thick, 244 pages, 150 black & white plus color illustrations. Hardcover cloth binding in pictorial dust jacket and acetate. The condition of Book excellent with very little wear on edges. Volume VI: 1980-1985, 226 pages. English. hardcover with over 106 Illustrations. Published in the United States in 1986 by Crown Publisher, Inc. New York. Translated from French by John Ottaway...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383166 (stock #1673)
Mode 1 Oldowan chopper on a pebble, hard hammer percussion. Flint, height 3 1/8". Legal surface find from Clare, Suffolk, England. Nice example of a mode 1 chopper that was summarily formed and takes full advantage of the natural ergonomics of the pebble. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approx. 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1383163 (stock #2655)
Excellent example of a Lower Paleolithic Mode 1 Oldowan tool. Jasper, excellent condition with a fine, glossy ground patina. Legal surface find from the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers. Height 2 3/4". Hard hammer percussion, very sculptural and clearly defined lithic. Dates to approx. 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382553 (stock #4057)
Beautifully sculptural mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4", excellent condition. Legal surface find. Fine, sea washed patina. Heidelberg Man, dates to approximately 350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382552 (stock #4059)
Fine and ergonomically very well designed Neanderthal proto axe on a flake from Reculver, Kent, England. Legal surface find. Height 2 7/8". Lovely, soft ocean patina. excellent condition. The chip evident is the top right of the left hand view is either a very early chip or was part of the original design of the lithic. It has a nice series of percussion ripples indicating a very sharp and directed blow. Large area of cortex remaining. Dates to approximately 120,000-80,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382546 (stock #4058)
A large mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule. Height 3 3/4". Excellent condition, legal shore find from Reculver, Kent, England. Soft sea patina. Very basic chopper/crusher, probably Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 500,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382259 (stock #2935)
Lovely example of a Clactonian scraper from Reculver Cliffs, Kent, England. Flint, excellent condition with a lovely, soft sea patina. Height 2 1/4". Excellent ergonomic design. Dates to approximately 450,000-350,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1382256 (stock #2581)
Beautiful example of a mode 1 pebble chopper. Bean ore jasper, excellent condition. Height 2 1/2". Legal surface find from the region of the confluence of the Wornitz and Rhine rivers, Germany. Dark semi-glossy ground patina. Hard hammer percussion technique. This is probably by Homo Erectus. Currently there is a debate as to whether or not what we consider Homo Erectus was a single hominid species, or perhaps two (Homo Antecessor being the other). Definitely not a Neanderthal tool. A lov...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381983 (stock #2327)
A lower Paleolithic Clactonian cleaver on a flint pebble from Dorset, England. Legal surface find with a fine, glossy patina and large area of cortex remaining. height 4 3/4", excellent condition. Straightforward hard hammer percussion chopper or cleaver which takes great advantage to the natural ergonomics of the pebble. Heidelberg Man. Dates to approximately 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381575 (stock #3696)
A large Mode 1, hard hammer pebble tool from Bussay, France. Flint with primarily cortex surface. Nice, thick glossy patination and mineral accumulation on the flaked areas. Three small chips missing. 6 1/8" x 3 5/8". Legal surface find. This lithic was created with two massive hard hammer percussion blows, creating a basic chopping tool with a fairly sharp edge (still!). Ergonomically very well designed using the natural shape of the pebble, but obviously for a very large hand. Good sign...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1381573 (stock #2275)
A large Mode 1 pebble tool on a flint nodule from Grand Pressigny, France. Excellent condition with a primarily cortex surface and a lovely, glossy ground patina on the exposed flint. 4 1/8"x 4". Legal find from a dried river channel. A straightforward hard hammer percussion technique (stone on stone) was used to make this pebble tool. Signs of use/wear along the edges of the exposed flint. Made by Heidelberg Man. Dates to 650,000 BCE.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Geological : Prehistorical item #1380031 (stock #2617)
Nice grouping of three small, finely done Neanderthal naturally backed blades. Two are chert, the darker blade is flint. Marbach, Germany, legal surface finds in excellent condition. Heights between 2" and 2 1/4". All three have a lustrous ground patina. One tiny edge chip missing on the middle tool, otherwise excellent and intact condition. Nice examples of this classic form of Paleolithic tool. Date to 80,000-50,000 BCE.