Polished stone axe

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.
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length: 320mm
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volcanic stone
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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