French Neolithic “livre de beurre” flintM125
A very large flint nucleus with multiple percussion chips around the sides. These large Neolithic flint bars are commonly called “livre de beurre” due to their general size and shape which corresponds roughly with 19th Century butter portions from local dairies.
France, late Neolithic, Grand-Pressigny/ Abilly; 3rd Millennium BC
30.6 x 12.5 cms
Intact as seen in the photographs
Ex. private collection, West Sussex, UK; acquired mid 20th Century
Inscribed “Abilly” on one side