Metal-detector rookie set for £460,000

The Independent, Published Friday 15th October 2010

The Independent reported how a fledgling detectorist found artefacts of probable worth of up to £460,000. The find consists of two ribbon torcs – a local style of jewellery made from a twisted ribbon of gold – half an ornate torc of southern French origin, and a unique braided gold wire torc which shows strong influences of Mediterranean craftsmanship.

“A first-time metal-detecting enthusiast who discovered a hoard of Iron Age gold in a field could be in for a £460,000 windfall, officials confirmed today.”


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