Bricklayer, 31, to sell ‘very rare’ 2,000-year-old lead Roman ingot

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Bricklayer, 31, to sell 'very rare' 2,000-year-old lead Roman ingot he found on a Somerset farm for £60,000

A treasure hunter who unearthed a 2,000-year-old Roman ingot on a farm is now set to sell it for £60,000 ($74,000).

Jason Baker found the 2ft long lead bar using his metal detector on a routine rally in the Mendip Hills near Wells, Somerset, earlier this year.

The stunning 85lb (38kg) ingot, which is inscribed with the name of emperor Marcus Aurelius Armeniacus and dates to 164 CE, was not regarded as treasure as it is made of lead instead of gold or silver.

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