05 Oct 2009

Rare Haul of Iron Age Gold Discovered in Scotland

Amateur treasure hunter David Booth discovered a rare haul of Iron Age gold with his metal detector in Septebmber 2009 it has been announced. The finds include four torcs, or neckbands, three of which are in near perfect condition and date from the 1st to the 3rd century BC – an era before the Romans invaded Britain. Speaking of his dicovery Mr Booth said "it was the first thing I'd ever found really so it was really unbelievable. I basically parked the car up and got the metal detector out and picked a direction to set off and about seven steps later there it was. It was the first thing I came across."

To find out more visit the BBC or the Scotsman online.

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