It seems farmers tend to get the best deals on artifacts. Recently, a landowner from Norfolk found out the object he had been using as a door stop is in fact one of only five Bronze Age ceremonial daggers found in Europe. He discovered the artifact more than a decade ago but hasn’t given it much thought since.
The 4 pound dagger measures two feet in length and was deliberately bent during its making. It also has blunt edges and is missing the rivets needed to attach the handle. This led archaeologists to positively identify it as a ceremonial piece and has netted its owner the hefty sum of £41,000 paid by the Norfolk Museum Services.
Quick, everybody check their door stops!