Neolithic Dagger on Danish Banknote

16 Jun 2020  Tue

Issued in the year 2010, the 100 Kroner Banknote features one of the ancient and most perfect artifacts of the Danish Bygone Era: The Hindsgavl Dagger.

In the Neolithic period, the flint workers achieved very high technical standards. The magnificent dagger from Hindsgavl with its blade less than 1 cm thick is the finest example of the flint workers’ outstanding skills at the end of the Stone Age.

It was found around 1876 on the island Fæno in the Little Belt. The dagger type is called a ‘fishtail dagger’ because of the fishtail-formed hilt. Pressure-flaked daggers mark the beginning of the end of the Stone Age and are the reason why the period from 2400-1800 BC is called the Dagger Period.

The archeological masterpiece has been featured on the 100 Kroner banknote of Denmark. The banknote depicts the Little Belt railway bridge on the obverse and the Dagger on the reverse.

Image Courtesy: Wikipedia.

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