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Antiques Roadshow-style valuation day discovers 6,000-year-old axe head found in Norfolk field

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 February 2013

The 6,000-year-old flint axe head.

The 6,000-year-old flint axe head.


A 6,000-year-old axe head was among the treasures dusted down for an Antiques Roadshow-style valuation day.

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers held the free valuation day at Arnolds Keys estate agents in Prince of Wales Road yesterday to raise money for the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB).

The antiques experts unearthed a 6,000-year-old flint axe which was found in a Norfolk field, diamond bangles, gold watches and 72 silver coins depicting scenes from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Auctioneer Roy Murphy said: “We’ve had lots of people in and they have been generous with their donations to the NNAB.

“We’ve been very impressed with the items coming in today.”

Some of the owners left their treasures with Arnolds Keys to auction, including a silver tea set and a rug depicting a Scottish hunting scene.

The experts have already held valuation days in Sheringham, Holt and Wroxham and will be visiting Arnolds Keys offices in Eaton, Cromer and North Walsham.


  • No it wont V ! Are you some awful chippy nighthawk detectorist who goes trespassing and digging illegally?The small finds unit at Norfolk Museums service is very good. People who find things should report them, then an archaeological record is made of where so there is a picture built up of the history of the county. No one gets stuff taken away from them- if they have found it legitimately -without compensation. You are scare mongering-we have made small finds, flint and metals- and had them kindly identified. It is a great shame that so many finds, especially of the Viking-Danish era have not been reported and end up being sold to Americans on ebay.

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    Daisy Roots

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • Oh Well. The axe head will be confiscated (stolen) by the state as being "treasure trove" and who ever hold it will be hounded, persecuted and sentenced at court.

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