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    BANDED FLINT SPHERE
    Mining districts, near the Krzemionki Archeological Reserve, Poland
    The neolithic quarries around the Krzemionki Archeological Reserve have been exploited since ca. 3900 to 1600 BC for the fine-grained, striped and patterned hard Flint. This fine Flint was highly prized as the base material for the creation of top quality axes, arrowheads, blades and other tools. The Flint takes a "diamond bright", polish, as demonstrated in this well patterned 4-inch diameter sphere. This sphere is in excellent condition, has very strong, swirling striped patterning in creams, browns and grays highlighted by an off-white "eye".


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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