Amateur metal detectorist finds $1.7 million worth of Iron Age gold
Published on November 6th, 2009 | by Admin1
The safari park warden parked his car by field in Stirlingshire and made the find after taking just a few paces.
Three of the necklaces or “torcs” are in almost perfect condition and one, which shows signs of Mediterranean craftsmanship, is of a type never seen before in Britain.
Mr Booth said he had not studied archaeology but knew there were some ancient sites in the area and was given permission by a local landowner to try out his new detector.