Image from page 194 of "The ancient stone implements, weapons, and ornaments, of Great Britain" (1872)
Authors: Evans, John, Sir, 1823-1908
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Fig. 128.—BoiTO wash. a Fig. 128 is of a still more ornamental character, having a beaded mould-ing towards each edge of the sides, and following the curvature of thefaces. The drawing is taken from a cast in the Museum of the Societyof Antiquaries, presented by Sir W. Tite, M.P.-- The original is saidto have been found near Whitby. A fine axe-head of red granite,ornamented with raised mouldings, was, however, found with human Proc. Soc. Ant., 2nd S., vol. ii. p. 295. 176 PERFORATED AXES. [chap. VIII. bones near Borrowash, Derbyshire, in 1841,* and is in the BatemanCollection. To judge from the woodcut in the Catalogue, the cast musthave been taken from this specimen. A very elegant axe-head, 5 inches long, of reddish basalt, beauti-fully wrought, with a slight moulding round the angles, and a perfora-tion for the shaft, is described by Mr. Batemanf as having been foundon a barrow eleven miles east of Pickering, Yorkshire. It seems almost indisputable that these elegantly formed axe
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