Surprise!!

posted Sep 20, 2010, 9:51 AM by A Standish   [ updated Oct 16, 2010, 8:03 AM ]
At a recent Finds Liason Surgery, my colleague and I  were handing in our finds for recording, when in comes a lovely, elderly lady who carefully unwrapped a small parcel and pulled out a Bronze Age Palstave axehead. It looked a picture. It had been carefully polished on a regular basis!.

During discussion, it turns out that the artefact was bought from a housesale in the early 70's, for half a crown! There followed a debate as to whether it was a forgery or real.

Weight wise it was very heavy, but in superb condition. It was decided that the FLO would take in the axehead for processing.

It certainly makes you think who found what, all them years ago, before PAS.

UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE
The find was returned from the FLO on the 15th october and it is confirmed as being the genuine article.

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