Sheddie finds 2000 year-old neck-ring

The dailynail reports

A pensioner who dug up what he thought was a worthless piece of metal in his garden and dumped it in his shed for 11 years has discovered it is a priceless Roman treasure.
Thinking it was of little interest, Mr Salter, 69, washed it with soap and water, threw it into his shed and thought nothing more of it for 11 years.

It was only chance that he showed the 1.2lb bronze neck-ring to one of his neighbours, a local historian, just before he was about to throw it away last year.

Now experts at the British Museum have confirmed that it is in fact a rare neck-ring dating back to the late Iron Age and Romano British period of between 100 BC and 100 AD.

By Andrew Wilcox

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