Seller: unseenlibrary (260) 100%, Location: North Walsham, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 323211755057 An extremely rare, boat shaped, shafthole axe, made of pure copper. Of Plocnik type & belonging to the Neolthic Vinca Culture. These types of axes, dating to a phenomenally early 7500 years old, were made at the world's oldest copper smelting settlement at the village of Plocnik in Serbia. They were high status, non utilitarian, ceremonial items & found in some of the wealthiest burials of the time. A very similar example is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England. Superb condition & great patina. From old British collection. Length: 9cm Weight: 279g Please look closely at photos for condition.