Mysterious gold relic finally identified after baffling scientists for almost 15

Started by gash, November 02, 2018, 10:26:39 am

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The origin of a mysterious golden relic has been identified after leaving archaeologists baffled for almost 150 years.

The small, flat golden plate was uncovered alongside a female skeleton and a coin at a grave site beneath York station in 1872.

After more than a century of intrigue, a team at Yorkshire Museum - alongside experts from around the world - have revealed it is a Roman mouth plaque dating from the third century.

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