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The Selby Antiquarian Collection

Victorian fake flint arrowheads

Period:
Victorian
Description:

These flint arrowheads are Edwardian copies or fakes.  They were made at Portrush in Northern Ireland and purchased for the Selby Collection.

 

There was a long tradition of faking antiquities in 19th century Britain.  One of the best known or most notorious forgers was 'Flint Jack' from East Anglia who produced a wide range of fake stone tools.

Place of Production:
Portrush, Co Down
Materials/Media:
flint
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
2004.6.186, 2004.6.183
Digital Number:
SRAM020n
Creation Date:
1913
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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