Metal detector strikes gold near Cirencester

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Metal detector strikes gold near Cirencester

A national newspaper is reporting today that a metal-detector enthusiast from Cheltenham has unearthed the biggest hoard of Bronze Age treasure found in Britain, worth 1million, in a field near Cirencester.

The discovery consisted of over 40 gold and bronze bracelets, rings and weapons.

Experts from the British Museum have estimated that the objects (dating from 1300 to 1100 BC) could be worth around 1million. The money will be split 50-50 between Steve Taylor who found the items and the landowner after a coroner ruled that the items were treasure.

An inquest into the find heard Steve located it in a field his boss owns near Cirencester.

Posted : 24/02/2006 12:24:02

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