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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Exclusive: Scots metal detector man finds 2000-year-old lost treasure trove worth £1m

A MAN with a metal detector has found ancient treasure worth more than £1million.

The amateur enthusiast discovered four Iron Age gold neckbands in a field. He now stands to net a fortune.

The exact location of the field is being kept a secret to prevent a "gold rush". But the Record can reveal the gold was found in a field near Stirling.

The "torc" necklaces are like those worn by queen Boudicca 2000 years ago. Three are said to be in "perfect condition".

A torc found in England in 2005 sold last year for £350,000.

And experts believe each of the necklaces found in Scotland could be worth the same.

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