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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424176
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$195.00
A nice small and compact type of Danish boatshaped battle axe, from the late battleaxe period, ca. 2400-2000 BC.

A battle axe with wider projections at the shafthole. One end blunt to function as a hammer. Very elegant axe.

Size: 10,3 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, some corrosion.

Ex. Danish Collection, comes with COA.

This item comes with a standard export license, when shipped outside Denmark. The license will be issued after sale - estima...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424174
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$195.00
A beautiful and rare Danish silex (flint) Axe from the Daggertime, a Late Danish Neolithic period, ca. 2200-1800 BC.

The axe likely imitates the large bronzeaxes from Early European bronzeage. Partly polished broadsides with unpolished sides, in family with the daggers of the late period with visible seams. Very attractive and high quality Silex, patinated tones of brown. The fossil inclusions, makes a great display of colours.

Size: 12 cm.

Condition: Choice, nea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424170
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$275.00
A larger thickbutted Danish Neolithic axe dating c. 3000-2500 BC.

The axe is finely polished on the broad sides leaving the small sides unpolished. Beautiful smooth and glossy grey silex. Well executed.

The thickbutted axes began to replace the thin butted types in the last part of the 4th mill. and became the dominant during the third millenium BC.

This specimen is a 'Lindoe'-type - a later development of the thickbutted type.

Size: 16,8 cm. long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424168
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$495.00
Highly attractive boatshaped battle axe, from the late battleaxe period, ca. 2400-2000 BC.

A finely made battle axe with great lines and curves, boat-shaped and very attractive. One end blunt to function as a hammer.

Size: 11,5 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, minor roughness to the edges.

Ex. Danish Collection, comes with COA.

This item comes with a standard export license, when shipped outside Denmark. The license will be issued after sale - e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424167
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$195.00
A nice small type of Danish boatshaped battle axe, from the late battleaxe period, ca. 2400-2000 BC.

A finely made battle axe with great lines and curves, boat-shaped and finely polished. One end blunt to function as a hammer. Very elegant axe.

Size: 9,5 cm. long.

Condition: Perfect condition, some fine patina.

Ex. Danish Collection, comes with COA.

This item comes with a standard export license, when shipped outside Denmark. The license wil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424166
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$325.00
A large Danish Neolithic boatshaped shafthole axe, Single grave culture, 3rd. millenium BC.

Fine type, could have been used for both work and battle. The tecnique used to work this axe was not 'knapping' but minute crushing of the surface of the stone using a pointy instrument, very difficult and time consuming work.

Size: 19 cm. long and 6 cm. high, weighing ca. 1,2 kilograms.

Condition: Choice, beautiful lines, some corrosion.

Ex. Danish Private Coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1424165
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$195.00
Interesting and typical large specimen of broadbladed silex axes, imitating the celts of the early European bronzeage, made in South East Denmark, during Late Neolithic period, ca. 1800 BC.

The axe unpolished and with visible seams, typical grey-brown Danien silex of Lolland/Falster region and beautiful patina from 4000 years of buriel. Outswayed blade that looks the blade of a bronze celts.

Size: 16 cm.

Ex. Danish Private Collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1423941
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$550.00
A massive Danish Neolithic boatshaped shafthole axe, huge and likely made for ritual purposes, Single grave culture, 3rd. millenium BC.

Interesting type, always in higher demand due to it's extraordinary size and workmanship. The tecnique used to work this axe was not 'knapping' but minute crushing of the surface of the stone using a pointy instrument, very difficult and time consuming work.

Size: 26,5 cm. long and ca. 9 cm. tall, weighing ca. 2,2 kilograms. One of the larg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1423940
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$425.00
A rare, seldomly offered type of close combat bacehead, Danish Neolithic Singlegrave period, ca. 2800-2400 BC.

A fine macehead carved and polished in an attractive red granite stone. The mace of the oval type with a central ridge for mounting it to the pole.

Size: 8,3 cm. long.

Condition: Superb for type!

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1423939
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$675.00
A rare and exceptional Danish Stoneage offer axe in Greenstone, Funnel Beaker Culture, dating to around 3500-3300 BC.

An axe of great size and perfect symethri, equavalent to the large silex offer axes from the period but made in a much more difficult har granit-like stone. The tecnique used to work this axe was not 'knapping' but minute crushing of the surface of the stone using a pointy instrument, very difficult and time consuming work.

The axe was made for ritual or '...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1423197
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$95.00
A Persian Luristan heavy bronze object, likely military, 1st. mill. BC.

It looks like a bronze knuckles or perhaps a caltrop type of devise, we're not certain. Finely patinated and zoomorphic with the point shaped as a beak and with other stylized animal heads applied.

Size: 6,6 cm. wide and 4,1 cm. tall.

Ex. Matthias Steinhausen collection and aquired at Kunsthandlung Aloys Faust, Cologne
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1422466
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A high attractive Danish silex (flint) Axe from the Daggertime, a Late Danish Neolithic period, ca. 2200-1800 BC.

The axe likely imitates the large bronzeaxes from Early European bronzeage. A wide blade with a smaller butt, thin slender shape. Finely polished broadsides with unpolished sides. Very attractive and high quality Silex, patinated tones brown, cream abnd grey. The fossil inclusions, makes a great display of colours.

Size: 14 cm.

Condition: Choice, near...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1422465
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$250.00
An superb Silex Axe from the early Daggertime, Late Danish Neolithic period, ca. 2400-2200 BC.

- The thin-butted axe, superbly polished on all sides to an almost glass-like degree, with a razor sharp edge or bit. High quality Silex, patinated in a deep greyish brown colour.

Size: 12,3 cm.

Condition: Superb, near pristine condition.

Very scarce in this condition and colour

Ex. Danish Collection, comes with COA.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1422461
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$295.00
A nice larger thinbutted Danish neolithic axe dating to Time of the Great Burial Mounts, c. 3500-3000 BC.

A unpolished axe, made with defined seams on the edges. Well proportioned design and attractive.

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 for offerings, because of it's size, but ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1417819
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$295.00
A fine Chinese neolithic jade axe, ca. 5th. millenium BC.

Sometimes described as from the period of Hongshan, this type of axe should date as early as 5000-4000 BC.

Likely from the Liaoning province but the same type of the same culture had first been found in Xinglongwa, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, hence the name Xinglongwa culture.

A typical axe of a basic axe form with curving sides and a sharp bit, made in an attractively patinated green n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1416741
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$125.00
A nice very early Anatolian or North Mesopotamian stamp seal, ca. 4th. millenium BC.

The seal doomed and with loop or handle, engraved with an antilope or stagg on the face.

Condition: Choice.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes and photos mounted on filt with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415620
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$375.00
A large and beautiful prehistoric gable seal, Mesopotamia or Syria, ca. 5th.-4th. millenium BC.

A rectangular seal in hard black Serpentine stone, engraved with with a Bull or Stag within frame. Nice quality engraving in a fine medium.

Size: 28 mm. long and 21 mm. wide.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards.

Comes with collectors own notes and photos along with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413191
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An attractive and scarce bronze dagger with exceptional patina, late bronze age, South Caspian Sea area, late 2nd.- early 1st. millenium BC.

A fine dagger with a pointy, triangular blade, very broad at the base. Blade with raised central midrib.

Size: 27,5 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, exceptional green patina. Roughness to the edges but very fine metal and sound.

Ex. Danish Private Collection