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French Neolithic “livre de beurre” flint

M125

£320.00

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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.

Culture
France, late Neolithic, Grand-Pressigny/ Abilly; 3rd Millennium BC

Size
30.6 x 12.5 cms

Condition
Intact as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. private collection, West Sussex, UK; acquired mid 20th Century

Inscribed “Abilly” on one side

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