THREE NEOLITHIC NORTHERN EUROPEAN FLINT BLADES
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Although found in The Netherlands near the
German border, the quality of workmanship and materials suggests these were likely produced in Denmark and came to Aamsveen via trade.

 

3rd Millennium BC

 

A finely napped black dagger with leaf-shaped blade,
18.2 x 3.7 cm (7 3/16 x 1 1⁄2")
A well-formed pale grey arrowhead, 4.5 x 2 cm (1 3⁄4 x 3⁄4")
A thick butted mottled brown and black hand axe, 14.5 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm
(5 3⁄4 x 2 3/16 x 1 1⁄4")

 

Found by David Bakker in Aamsveen, The Netherlands, October 1958. Thence by descent to his great grandson, Ben Edelenbos. Ex: Dutch private collection, acquired from Mr. Edelenbos in 2012.

 

(L-R) #s 5517, 5518, 5516

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.8

 

Comparanda:

Compare examples in the collections and archives of the National Museum, Denmark, Copenhagen:
For the dagger, an example from Østergård, accession no. A2946.
For the arrowhead, an example from Lykkesborg, item no. jour. nr.2343 / 78, privately owned.
For the axe, an example from Hesselbjerg, accession no. A34987.