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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1455824
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$295.00
A stunning, attractive macehead in fine redish granite, 3rd. millenium BC.

The artifact is polished to a perfectly symethric compressed oval form with a deep groove in the center. These were made by the singlegrave culture and was a weapon like the battle axes from this fase and as attractive and perfect.

Size: 72 mm. long, 60 mm. wide.

Condition: Superb, with fine patina and undamaged.

Ex. Private Collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1455797
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$695.00
A very attractive larger bronze battle axe, bronze age, Eurasian steppes, Abashevo culture or closely associated with it, ca. 2nd. millenium BC.

A source of inspiration for axes made in the ancient near east somewhat later in history.

An impressive size bronze axe with a long widening blade and large oval socket. Peculiar for this culture is the large pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket

Size: 17 cm. long.

Condition: Choice! Nice smo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1453925
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$495.00
A rare and quite lovely ancient neolithic carving of an insect in calcified green Nephrite Jade, Hongshan culture, ca. 4700 to 2900 BC.

This fine Nephrite pendant comes from an old German Collection of handpicked jade carvings of insects from different periods.

A relatively substantial and very attractive piece finely polished, almost entirely covered with a sort of calcification that gives a deep brownish surface, where the original green colour of the jade is shown at its...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1453430
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$1,150.00
A very rare and superb ancient neolithic carving of a Cicada in banded Agate, Hongshan culture, 4700 to 2900 BC.

This fine banded agate pendant comes from an old German Collection of handpicked jade carvings of insects from different periods. This piece is particularly interesting and superb. It's carved in a piece of beautiful banded agate, where the stone has reacted with a high flourite buriel invironment to produce a fantastic array of raised lines on the surface!.

Fin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452652
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$475.00
A very nice ancient bronzeage paalstaff, Swedish, Skåne area ca. later bronzeage 1500-1200 BC.

A long bronze age axe, made for battle use and with fine execution of the socket/tang and the narrow blade.

Size: 142 mm. long and weighing ca. 136 grams.

Condition: Choice, intact with green patina and fine metal.

Ex. Swedish private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452648
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$475.00
A stunning, attractive macehead of a nice large size, in fine redish granite, 3rd. millenium BC.

The artifact is polished to a perfectly symethric compressed oval form with a deep groove in the center. These were made by the singlegrave culture and was a weapon like the battle axes from this fase and as attractive and perfect.

Size: 95 mm. long, 80 mm. wide and 57 mm. thick.

Condition: Superb, with fine patina and undamaged.

Ex. Private Collection. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452645
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$450.00
A scarce Danish neolithic Daggeraxe from the Funnelbeaker culture dating to 3500-3000 BC.

The daggeraxes were mounted on shafts just like axes, and there is a general understanding that their use was connected to rituals and ceremonies as well as used as weapons. But compared to daggers and axes, the daggeraxes were only made in very limited numbers and are thus rare today.

A particularly large and attractive daggeraxe. It has been skillfully knapped and partly polished an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452598
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$695.00
Interesting and beautiful fragment (half) of a battle axe, helbard type, 2800-2400 BC.

The axe carved in a unique stone with multible fossils included, a rarity as such.

Size: 8,4 cm. long and 6 cm. wide over the broad bit.

Ex. Danish Collection

Important: This item comes with a standard export license issued by Danish Ministry of Culture, when shipped outside Denmark. The license can only be issued after sale, and may take some time.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Prehistorical item #1452570
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$125.00
A beautiful specimen of a later Danish Neolithic adze dating to 2500-2000 BC.

Unpolished on all sides with nearly perfect symmetrical shape and a still sharp edge. The adge is hollow, indicating the the axe was mounted sidewards on the shaft.

Skilled craftmanship wtih clear 'seams' on all sides.

Size: 12,3 cm. - c. 5 inches.

Condition: A choice axe with a few minor ancient chips to the rim.

Ex. Private Collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Prehistorical item #1452532
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$175.00
A beautiful pair of Thinbladed Danish Neolithic Axes dating to 3rd mill BC.

One is a, 'thickbutted' type with polished sides. The other of the 'thinbutted' type and is not polished. The 'thinbladed' types of axes, developed in the later 3rd mill. where the flintsmiths began to make more specialised, smaller tools.

Sizes: 11 & 14 cm - 4,3 & 5,5 inches.

Condition: Choice axes with exceptional amber marsh patina. Smaller chips to the edge on both axes.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Prehistorical item #1452388
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$175.00
A beautiful pair of Thinbladed Danish Neolithic Axes dating to 3rd mill BC.

The 'thinbladed' types of axes, developed in the later 3rd mill. where the flintsmiths began to make more specialised, smaller tools. Both are unpolished with nice glossy patinas.

One is an adze with a slightly hollow edge - the other axe with calky white patina on one side. Mottled beige and white on the other side.

Sizes: 12 & 13,8 cm - 4,7 &5,5 inches.

Condition: Choice ax...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452371
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$425.00
An attractive neolithic period Battleaxe, Swedish battleaxe culture, 3rd. millenium BC.

Typical form with hammer neck and carved in a beautiful hard basalt!

Size: 12,1 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, wth fine weathering and patina, area of corrosion to the butt and one side.

Ex. Old Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1451651
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$175.00
Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. An elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with a Zoomorphic beast terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor.

Size: 11,2 cm.

Condition: Superb! Wonderful dark-green patina.

Ex German Collection from Hessen, aquired before 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1451648
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$350.00
Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A large elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with large Zoomorphic beast terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor.

Size: 22 cm. with the terminal being 3,3 cm. wide.

Condition: Superb! Wonderful dark-green patina.

Ex German Collec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1450784
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$725.00
A larger thinbutted, fully polished, Danish neolithic offeraxe, dating to Time of the Great Burial Mounts, c. 3500-3000 BC.

A superbly polished axe on all sides with butt end less polished and of the attractive slender type for the period. Wonderful pinkish and brown mottled patina.

The thinbutted axes were introduced along with the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. The axes were used to clear the woods and prepare the ground for crops. This particular a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1450614
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$495.00
A large and massive thinbutted Danish neolithic offeraxe, dating to Time of the Great Burial Mounts, c. 3500-3000 BC.

An unpolished axe, made with defined seams on the edges. Well proportioned design and attractive, very broad. In Greyish brown Danien flint.

The thinbutted axes were introduced along with the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. The axes were used to clear the woods and prepare the ground for crops. This particular axe though, would perhaps ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1450613
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$495.00
A large and massive thinbutted Danish neolithic offeraxe, dating to Time of the Great Burial Mounts, c. 3500-3000 BC.

A unpolished axe, made with defined seams on the edges. Attractive slender type for the period. In Greyish brown Danien flint.

The thinbutted axes were introduced along with the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. The axes were used to clear the woods and prepare the ground for crops. This particular axe though, would perhaps have been used...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1452374
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An attractive neolithic period shafthole axe, Swedish battleaxe culture, 3rd. millenium BC.

Beautiful form with sharp line and rounded butt and carved in hard black basalt!

Size: 18 cm. long.

Condition: Very fine, with patina, crushed area to the rear at one side.

Ex. Old Private Collection