Image from page 199 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
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e several axe-heads of this form. One,9 inches long, of a porphyritic rock, is said to have been found in abarrow on Salisbury Plain. Another, of compact felspathic material,BJ inches long, is from the parish of Balmerino, Fife. A third, of similarmaterial, 8 inches long, is from Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire.* Itis worked to a flat oval at the butt-end, but with the angles rounded. * Mem. Eeal. Ace. delle Scienze, &c., di Torino, 8ei-. ii. vol. xxvi. ta. i. 1. t Vol. xvii. p. 20. X Vol. ii. p. 125. § Vol. xxxi. p. 452. II Arch., vol. ii. p. 118. 11 Arch., vol. XXX. p. 459. ** Horae Ferales, pi. iii. 3. N 2 180 PERFORATED AXES. [CHAr. Vlll. The hole, as usual, tapers inwards from each face, but is not at rightangles to the central line of the axe. I have a fine implement of thisclass, but larger and narrower than the figure, and concave on thefaces, so that the edge is wider than the butt. It is of basalt, mucheroded on the surface, and was found at Hardwick, near Bishops Castle,
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( Fig. 131.—Wigton. | Shropshire. It is 10^ inches long, and about 4:^ inches wide at thebutt, where it is 3 inches thick. The shaft-hole is nearly 2 inches indiameter, and almost parallel; the weight, Si lbs. One, 9^ inches long and 4 inches broad at the butt, was found atGrimley,* Worcestershire. Another, of porphyry, nearly triangular in * Allies Ants, of Wore, p. 150, pi. iv. 10. FOR DOMESTIC USE. 181 outline, 7 inches long, and 4 inches broad at the butt, was found atNecton, Norfolk, and is in the Norwich Museum. The shaft-hole, in thiscase, is jjarallel, but in most it tapers both ways, contracting from about1^ or 2 inches on each face to about 1:^ inches in diameter in the middle.One of greenstone, 6 inches long and 3 inches broad, found near Ely, hasan oval hole. Mr. Llewellynn Jewitt, F.S.A., has an axe-hammer of thisclass, but still more flattened at one end, found in Cambridgeshire. Itis of trap, the surface of which has begun to shell otf by expansion indecomposition. It
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