Cheshire treasure hunter finds rare Roman pendant

Started by gash, October 01, 2016, 08:45:58 am

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An amateur treasure hunter has found a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village.
Luke Sansom was searching with a metal detector in Farndon, near Chester, when he stumbled across the silver piece.
Made with carnelian gemstone, it features a fallen soldier or gladiator holding a shield towards what appears to be a large cat or panther.
Cheshire assistant coroner Dr Janet Napier declared to find to be treasure at an inquest at Warrington Town Hall.
The pendant will now be valued by the British Museum.

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