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The Selby Antiquarian Collection

Polished stone axe

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

The Selby collection includes a number of stone axes from Wigtownshire.  This example was found by a girl named Thomson when thinning turnips at Auchingallie, Mochrum in 1908.  Many of the items in the Selby Collection were casual finds made by local farmworkers. 

 

This is a superb and very large example of a stone axe from the Langdale axe workshops in Cumbria.  Most of the stone axes in south-west Scotland were made in Cumbria.

Place of Production:
Cumbria
Materials/Media:
volcanic stone
Dimensions:
length: 320mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
2004.6.7
Digital Number:
SRAM022n
Creation Date:
Neolithic
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council