Bronze Age Axe Head Donated To Museum

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21 Mar 2014 13:57 - 21 Mar 2014 18:30 #460 by andyb
Herald Express 31 Oct 2013




METAL detector Alan Miller from Paignton struck lucky twice on one day.

A coroner declared 3,000-year-old Bronze Age iron ingots found by Alan on a farm near Churston were official treasure trove. On the same day the father-of-eight also found an even older Bronze Age axe head.

Now he has donated the axe head to Torquay Museum.

Alan said: "At the same time I found the ingots, I found the axe head which was not declared as treasure. Me and the family The farmer and I have decided we want to donate it to the local museum so it can go on display because it is such an important part of local history. I think local schoolchildren will find it particularly interesting.

"It's worth about £700. We could have just sold it on eBay or kept it, but I thought it would be very interesting for local people."

Alan, 55, a self-employed gardener who has been metal-detecting for about six years.



Torquay Museum curator Barry Chandler said: "We are really pleased to have this. The early Bronze Age axes are beautiful.

"It will be a really nice addition."

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21 Mar 2014 18:03 #464 by alanm
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It was actually me and the farmer not me and the family,lol !
My wife tells me it was the farmer and I,not me and the farmer ! :laughing:

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21 Mar 2014 18:31 - 21 Mar 2014 18:31 #465 by andyb
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Ha ha - corrected that.

Your wife's right :laughing:

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