Description & Technical information

A regularly shaped spherical hammerstone, the surface covered with fine percussion scars.

Period:  Antiquity
Medium: Flint hammer stone
Dimensions: 7 cm (2³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Collection of Professor Sir Lucas White King (1856-1925), Dublin and London; Richardson Collection, UK
Bearing original collection label stating: 'Neolithic Hammer or Quern Stone. Ex County Down Ireland, from Prof Sir Lucas White King's Collection'
Literature: A similar example was found in Norfolk and recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Categories: Classical & Egyptian antiquities