In an essay in Bible and Interpretation Golan opines
As a collector of antiquities for many decades who has seen tens of thousands of ancient pieces originated from the Land Of Israel, and based on the opinions I received from various experts with experience and understanding in numerous relevant areas who examined the items, I maintained that there is no foundation for the IAA’s allegations that these items are forgeries. The authenticity of each one of these two inscriptions stands at the heart of this unique trial, and the Court is expected to render its decision on this issue.
See how he attempts it. I believe him as much as I believe Simcha’s ‘discoveries’ and that ‘lead codices’ are 1st century.