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

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013
6.30 AM

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.