Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Ancient gold treaure found in Stirling

It's not just the English turning up ancient gold treasures with their metal detectors...!

Following on from the recent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon treasure found by Terry Herbert in Staffordshire comes news of another impressive metal detecting find from the outskirts of Stirling. The treasure, estimated to be valued up to a million pounds, contains four gold torcs, a type of twisted necklace from the 1st to 3rd centuries BC.

For more on the story visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8339798.stm

UPDATE: An interview with the lucky detectorist is online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8342826.stm

Chris

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