A 3,000-year-old bronze age axe head was discovered by a man from Wrexham at the weekend.
Brian Page, 75, from Coedpoeth, unearthed the rare find when he was out with his metal detector on farmland in Oswestry during the hurricane Bertha storm on Sunday.
A member of the Mold Historical Search Society for 10 years, Mr Page said this was his best discovery yet.
“It’s a really rare find,” he said.
“I couldn’t believe it when I picked it up and felt it in my hand.
What I’d found - someone was holding in their hand 3,000 years ago.
“It was hard work out there as it was during the stormy weather at around 8.30am on Sunday morning.
“It was howling down and the field was mostly crops, wheat and mud, but I only had to dig a small hole for about eight inches. And I knew exactly what it was when I found it, so it was well worth it.
“Sometimes gold used to be hidden inside the axe head but I wasn’t that lucky this time.
“Previously I’ve found a Roman coin dating back at 150BC but this tops that.”
Mr Page estimated the axe head to be worth a couple of hundred pounds, but said he plans to register it with a musuem first.
He added: “I’m going to take it to a museum in Chester, but the museum in Wrexham might be interested too.”