Lucky Man !!

November 9, 2009 at 8:11 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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A Scottish game warden who bought a metal detector for a new hobby discovered a £1m hoard of Iron Age jewellery – on his first outing.

David Booth with his find /PA pics

Five days after taking delivery of the £240 metal detector and seven steps into his first treasure hunt, David Booth unearthed four 2,300-year-old torcs made of pure gold.

It has been described by experts variously as “prime Iron Age bling” and the most significant discovery of Iron Age metalwork in Scotland, reports The Times.

ir Drummond Safari Park in Stirlingshire, said: “I saw a gli

Mr Booth, 35, a warden at Blampse of one of them, then uncovered the rest of the hoard.

“They were in a wee group. Half me was saying, ‘that does look important’, but I was thinking I couldn’t be that lucky on my first go.

“I took them home, gave them a wee clean up and went online. I looked at some torcs and kind of guessed this was iron age history.”

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