Oldest artifact passed down through a family
February 23, 2014 7:44 AM Subscribe
What is the oldest family heirloom still in possession of the family, not a museum?
posted by candasartan to Science & Nature (12 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
On Reddit, some people have posted things like this, a 1600-year-old painting passed down from the time of the Crusades:
In another instance, someone was in possession of a rare Viking sword. They had received it as a family heirloom.
Is there someone out there who has the oldest instance of such an heirloom?